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The Japanese Tanto

A Tanto is a Japanese sword shorter than 11.8" (30 cm), generally. The shape of a Tanto  vary widely. Many were Hira-zukuri, without a ridge line (shinogi). Tanto can be mounted with, or without, a small tsuba, or hand guard. The type pictured above is mounted with a tsuba.