A Tanto blade has one purpose, to stab. The shape is very inconvenient for anything else.
I had one for a while and could do nothing with it. I finally reground the blade to a more rounded point and it was much more useful then. You need the continuous curve in the blade to make long smooth cuts. And the offset point is hard to control, you need a more centered point.
It might be useful for chip carving where you push the point into the wood like a chisel but there are far better tools for that.
The only negative reason i could think of was skinning of animals where you would need a curved edge but for wood working and ease of sharpening thought the shape may be quite usefull. Thanks for your reply
If your interest is more in the traditional japanese blade styles then an aikuchi would be a much better choice. As for scanid/sabre flat ground blades I doubt you would be able to buy one not custom, most all japanese blades are convex.
But heres a couple of good examples of blades I mean.
there are others but generally speaking the aikuchi is the smaller of the samurai blades. In the crossover to woodland use the smaller the better probably. But speaking of blades I am just of to watch azumi 2