Posts from December 2009

Katana – Japanese ninja sword shopping


December 24, 2009
Yossi Sheriff

The web offers plenty of opportunities to get your own Ninja Katana, with a very wide selection of sharp stainless steel swords complete with shoulder or belt straps at very reasonable prices – some under thirty dollars. Among these types of Katanas you might even come across ninja-ken swords that are claimed to be made from the broken remnants of samurai swords which were excavated from a battlefield of feudal times.

But with archaeological left overs aside, you can also find quality hand-forged Katanas for training and tameshigiri (swordsman’s skill test), such as this one: Katana shopping

Handmade Katanas may cost over two hundred dollars, but come from reputable craftsmen with a long history in the art of metalwork.