The tantÅ is a short firearm, a 'small katana', with the design of the blade and the tsuka more simple. Behaves in the obi (belt), because you could hide with ease. Although the weapon is secondary to the samurai was the wakizashi or kodachi (shorter than the tachi), some samurai preferred the TantÅ by the looseness of your handling, and as a supplement to their martial arts body to body. As an object of ceremonial was extended during the new era, replacing the wakizashi or kodachi in the ritual of seppuku or hara-kiri. Depending on the model you can differentiate between TantÅ(with guard), Hamidashi (with saves small) or Aikuchi (without saves).