Shinobi Ninjato -Practical
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Description of the Product
Although shrouded in mystery, the ninjas actually played an important part during the centuries of internal turmoil in Japan, a period called the Sengoku from c.1450 to c.1600. In the absence of a central power the land was divided into warring clans which formed ever-shifting blocks, clans forming new alliances while backstabbing old ones to gain power over the neighbors. Open warfare was not usually possible due to limited resources, so instead the dirty politics played out on the level of spies, sabotage and assassinations, areas beneath the honor codes of the samurai, in the realm of the hired swords of shinobi, ninjas. As no original historical ninjato (a short straight sword) survive, modern ninjato has been recreated based on lore and legends.
The Practical Shinobi Ninjato, whose construction patterns closely that of the Practical Katana, is a useful piece for those studying the Way of the Ninja. The blade is hand-forged in 1566 high-carbon steel and is differentially hardened using the traditional claying method. All of the fittings are finished in antiqued black iron. The ornate tsuba displays the kuji-kiri (energy-channeling hand positions) employed by the mystical ninja. The tsuka is wrapped in a synthetic black ray skin (same) and the tsuka-ito is made of durable synthetic black leather. The saya has flat black finish with demon-head bindings for the black Japanese cotton sageo and an intricate kojiri. A sword no practitioner of Ninjutsu should be without.
Made by Hanwei. Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.
Overall length:87,7 cm
Bladel length:57,8 cm
Handle length:26 cm
Point of Balance:11,4 cm
Width at Guard:2,9 cm
Width at Tip:2,2 cm
Thickness at Guard:6,9 mm
Thickness at Tip:5,6 mm
Blade material: 1566 carbon steel
Sharpness: Very sharp
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