Hanzo Steel Ninja Sword
26" Blade with 15" Handle for aggressive close quarters Ninja combat!
"A mean looking Ninja Sword based on the Bujinkan tradition"
Now THIS is one serious Ninja sword, blending REAL Ninja tradition with ultra modern design.
The blade is 26" long with a super long 15.5" handle, making it super fast and agile and able to be used in close quarter situations. Made from 1060 carbon steel, this blade is also differentially hardened to ensure that the edge stays sharp as possible and is optimized, like a traditional Japanese sword should be and has a natural hamon. To minimize rusting- the sword is coated with black titanium, adding a little extra strength and preventing glare from giving away your position during the day or reflecting off any possible light source.
The fittings are the highest quality black cotton ito over blackened real rayskin and black, square Shinobi style iron tsuba and kashira. Plus the saya comes with a back mounted suspension system, ensuring it is out of the way when not in use.
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Featured positive reviews:
This sword is far cooler than its pictures suggest. It's all black. The blade, the handle, the wrap, the sheath.
Aesthetically, the curve of the blade (which technically is not 'ninja') is appealing. The 15-inch handle is b#d#ss and aggressive. Also, the balance and heft of this sword are mot juste, making it fun to wield.
As far as quality goes, some of the components are cheap. (You can throw away the sheath strap. Same for the tsuka ito/cord wrap. I actually cut off the cord wrap, bought some leather strips of various thicknesses, and re-wrapped both the handle and much of the sheath in black leather. Now it looks homespun in an Aragon-ish way. Or a BDSM way. Your choice.) In any case, cheap wrappings, but that's fine because they put in effort where it counted: into crafting the blade and the bones of the sword itself. I suppose that's my basic point. This sword has excellent bones. You could actually use it if you needed to, as well. I believe the steel is 1065, so, it's middling, but fairly durable and easy to make razor sharp if so inclined.
All in all, if you want a bad#ss, functional starter sword, I recommend this one.