Historically, the ninja sword (also known and samurai) was one of the Japanese weapons that were used by the ninja of ancient and feudal Japan. The ninjato is characterized by its distinctive appearance with a straight, single-edged blade, a circular or squared guard, and long two-handed grip. Western historians have said that ninjato were among the finest cutting weapons in world military history.
The sword is made from 1095 steel. 1095 steel is the highest carbon steel commonly used in swords. It has a carbon level of .95% which is one of the highest carbon levels for any type of steel. The most common high carbon swords are 1045 steel which only have .45% carbon content in the steel. 1095 steel is known for its ability to maintain an edge and is an incredibly hard steel. 1095 steel typically has a hardness of 56-58 HRC. The problem with 1095 steel is that it is lacks flexibility. Flexibility is critical to sword making so the sword doesn't break on high impact collisions. To increase the flexibility of this steel, clay tempering is used to soften the steel. The clay is thickly painted on the blade to insulates the parts of the blade that we want softened so they cool more slowly during the quenching process. In this case, the clay is painted everywhere except the edge. This clay tempering process keeps the strong and sharp edge of the blade while allowing the rest of the blade to be more flexible. This process optimizes the strength of the blade and maximizes its sharpness creating an incredible strong blade and sharp edge.
Overall Length: 41"
Sheath: Wood sheath
Blade Material: 1095 Steel
Ninjato Sword- 1095 Steel Sword- 41" Japanese Ninja Sword
I bought this blade as soon as I saw it was available. It arrived in a timely manner and the blade is perfect. It is sharp and cuts cleanly. Is well balanced and beautiful to look at. I have it displayed prominently in my home. The first time my brother saw it he raved about how well the sword was made and how great it looked so I immediately ordered another for him as well. Second sword arrived and is equally perfect!! Honestly, I have ordered six swords for myself and four as gifts and while all blades I have received are of great quality, this one is my personal favorite.