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Spanto Blade Info


A combination of two blade types, "Spear Point" and "Tanto" - together you get "Spanto". Coined by Rick Hinderer, and used extensively in his knives, it is a popular and useful blade shape.

The Spanto resembles a Tanto blade mostly, but with the overall shape of a spearpoint. This makes it a very versatile blade in that it has a typical curve and belly of a spearpoint, but with the thicker overall blade and stronger tip characteristic of Tanto

Its a fantastic EDC blade, especially for harder-use EDC type of situations. The blade is quite straight, and not tapered like most blade shapes so its not the most efficient slicer.

Spanto Blade Examples