The Martial Arts Podcast with Phil Elmore
In Defense of the Americanized Tanto (Episode 054)
July 21, 2023
Phil Elmore explores the lore of this misunderstood and not-very-Japanese blade style.
The Americanized tanto, arguably, was popularized by Cold Steel. Very much a product of the 1980s ninja boom, this easy-to-manufacture blade style remains with us today, now synonymous with certain martial arts circles. But while plenty of people love it, plenty of people also hate it. The Martial Arts Podcast's Phil Elmore explores why this misunderstood blade style is very much worth your time.

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