Japanese short sword, Tantou 短刀, made by Tadamasa, Edo period
Katana in tachi koshirae.
Tanto koshirae with no ito on the tsuka.
Japanese short sword, Tanto by GOTO Ichijo, 1870, Japan
Tanto--Japanese short sword with lacquer work. Shorter than a wakizashi.. In the west, a tanto is often referred to as a Japanese knife. For the Japanese they were all swords, the name tanto being used for the shortest blades.