Ryujin 65mn Spring Steel Shishi Ninjato Art SwordBe the first one to write a review
"Art Should Hurt"
Monotempered 65mn Spring Steel (blue and steel colored) full Katana length Ninja sword (Ninjato/Ninto) with highly artistic 'Lion Spirit' fittings. Great as a display piece and light to medium backyard cutting (fully tempered blade).
ART SHOULD HURT
While there is a lot of speculation and debate about the historical accuracy of the so-called 'Ninjato' (also known as a 'Ninto' or 'Shinobigatana') this style of blade was popular in East Asia and Japan over 1000 years ago and is a tried and tested battlefield design. Terminating with a classic 'Tanto tip', these swords are both fast and versatile, optimized for the thrust but no slouch in the cutting department either.
The Shishi Ninto (Lion Spirit Ninja sword) is no exception, with the strong and well tempered (through hardened) blade enhanced by attractive and fierce 'lightning hamon' pattern. Unlike most other Ninto, this is a full length sword (28.5" blade length) that when sheathed almost looks like a Katana.
Completed with an iron tsuba, black on black handle and an attractive glossy silver lacquered saya depicting a warrior guided by his Lion spirit totem.
Great value no matter which way you look at it - sword art priced so that ANYONE can afford it.