Tanto 101: Quick Facts
In modern times, the tanto has re-emerged as a type of point or tip utilized in many tactical style knives for aesthetics and stabbing strength. Tanto, which loosely translates to “short blade,” dates back to the Heian Period of feudal Japan. The tanto’s primary function was for stabbing, and the tip was designed for puncturing armor, but there were many different types of tanto that were used for different functions. The Samurai, who were considered the aristocrats of the time, primarily carried the tanto.
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Top: The Whisper's liner lock is well centered and the left scale has a subtle cutout to assist in accessing the lock.
Bottom: The Whisper's open frame design keeps it from accumulating dirt and makes it easy to clean.