Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Storm Shadow Ninja Sword

ninja japanese sword

The ninja sword is a bright short blade, with a long handle, and tended to have a straighter edge than the more popular katana. There were two reasons for these differences. The first as has already been mentioned was the ability for the quick attack, aided by the long handle, which helped give the impression that the blade was longer than it actually was. The combination of a short blade and long deceiving handle allowed the ninja to use the ninja sword in quick strike situations. Second the handle was longer to give a sense that the blade was longer. The blade was laso elongated to be able to use the blade in situations that required traversing an object such as a wall, much like a pole-vaulter.