Kento's Tanto

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Unlock Level 18
Inventory Slot Melee
Melee Type Knife • Sharp
Damage 70 165 260 355 450
Knockdown 70 165 260 355 450
Charge Time 0s 0.875s 1.75s 2.625s 3.5s
Range 1.5 meters
Concealment 30
Internal name hauteur

Kento's Tanto is a melee weapon available in PAYDAY 2, added to the game on Day 2 of the 2018 Breaking News Community event.


Kento's Tanto is a compact knife of Japanese make, usually stored in an inline sheath that disguises its true nature until drawn. Because of this, it has a very high Concealment rating, allowing a heister to carry it into crowded locations without drawing much suspicion.

Statistically, it is similar to the blade wielded by Jiro, dealing exceptional damage per second. However, it trades some speed as well as a noticeable amount of range in exchange for higher Concealment and a faster charge time.


  • Players deal more damage per second with this weapon by attacking as quickly as possible, rather than fully charging attacks.
  • If a player wishes for more damage, it is recommended that they get Berserker, Pumping Iron and Bloodthirst Aced from the Brawler skill tree.
  • If a player wishes for more knockdown, use Martial Arts Aced.


  • Due to the unorthodox design of the knife and the fact that Kento is a veteran Murkywater mercenary, it is likely a keepsake, either given to him by Jiro and his wife before the kidnapping, or by whomever raised him afterwards.


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