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Product description

  • One of the true traditional training wepaons for Japanese martial arts
  • Mimics a real knife but much safer and less injuries
  • Made from hard wood red oak and is 28cm long
  • Used by Ju Jitsu, Ninjutsu, Karate, Kenjitsu, and many more
  • A must have for many training kit bags


Red Oak Tanto Description

Wooden Red Oak Tanto are a must for many Japanese Martial Arts. Used for solo form practice, partner work, pressure testing and practicing techniques they are an essential addition to most people training kit bag.  


They mimic a ‘real’ knife so you can practice knife defences and forms in perfect safety while maintaining a traditional feel. Long ago, the Japanese discovered that constantly training with sharp weapons wasn’t always a good idea. Hence the wooden red oak tanto was born, along with the bokken and shoto. 


Whereas, Bo Staff and Jo Staff became weapons in their own right, wooden swords including the tanto have always been reserved for practice.  


Made from Red Oak which is extremely tough and hard wearing and measuring the standard length for Tanto these days.


Advice from the shop on your Red Oak Tanto

“I am speaking from experience, these are completely safety free. They are, of course, considerably better than a sharp knife or blade., but when one of these clonks you on the head or gets jabbed into your eye, it hurts. A lot. Be careful when being attacked and be a good attacker for your training partner.”

Doug Swift – Owner of Enso Martial Arts Shop


Sizing of your of Red Oak Tanto

Here are the dimensions of this Red Oak tanto:  

  • Total Length = 28cm or 11.5”

If you have any questions about the Red oak Tanto you want to buy feel free to contact us at our shop to discuss it, call (0117) 9425832 or email [email protected]


Shipping your Red Oak Tanto

We have a few different options for posting your items at Enso Martial Arts Shop. Prices vary depending on the overall order, weight, size etc. The checkout page will automatically workout the possible options for you. 


We can send your item(s) in the following ways:


Royal Mail 2nd Class signed - Pretty slow service but will get there eventually. We will try and post it the same day the order comes to us, but not always possible for us. More than likely we will post the next day or day after that. Only possible for small lightweight items, as heavy items are more expensive than UPS. 


UPS Standard - Order before 12pm and we can pack and post the same day to be with you the next day. If you order after 12pm we can still pack it and have it ready but it is less likely to be collected the same day (still possible though, depends when the UPS man comes) and will arrive the day after that. 


UPS Worldwide - For anywhere outside the UK, we can post the same day but delivery times are dependent on the destination. Approximate delivery times are as follows: 

  • Europe: 2-3 working days
  • USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand: 3-4 working days
  • All other destinations: 4-7 working days.

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