The key benefit of a tanto knife is its strong tip. The tip is designed to hold up the tough materials in lace and punctures them without breaking. In modern times, these knives do not need to be used as armor-puncturing tools. They are a good choice for your day-to-day tasks.
When you need a blade shape that can handle rough-duty tasks for you, the tanto blade is always an option. It's versatile to use because of its two distinct blade edges - one primary edge and one secondary edge. The front blade is for puncturing and the longer blade is for cutting and slicing tasks.
One of the main issues with this blade is that the usual tanto knife lacks a belly. Of course, not all tanto knives have a perfect main straight edge. But, most do follow the design of having a main straight edge with a sharp triangular tip.
This lack of belly makes it a bit unsuitable for daily knife tasks compared to the other options available. For example, skinning, gutting, wood carving, slicing, etc. is more preferred with a curved blade which is designed for these tasks. As the tanto blade knives have two edges, it creates a problem during sharpening.