Collection: Japanese Ninjato
The Ninjato, also known as the Shinobigatana, is a one-of-a-kind Japanese sword featuring a straight blade approximately 20 inches long. The ninjas (shinobi) utilized this weapon for mobility and close-quarter combat. Ninjas sought an alternative to the traditional Katana as the weapon was too cumbersome for stealthy and discreet spies. Hence, the Ninjato was born.
Unlike the Katana, the Ninjato underwent a different evolution in terms of shape, manufacture, and the reverence ninjas had for it. Samurais held their Katanas in high regard, but for ninjas, the Ninjato was just a tool, not a sacred weapon.
The Ninjato is easily recognizable by its straight blade with a very geometric tip and often a square guard (Tsuba), though it's also possible for the sword to lack one entirely. The scabbard (Saya) is pointed so it can be driven into the ground if necessary. Additionally, the handle (Tsuka) is longer, providing better balance during swift movements and also serving as a hiding spot for items like needles or other ninja tools.
If you're a collector of Japanese swords, you might consider adding a Ninjato to your collection. Our brand offers a variety of high-quality Ninjatos, with special attention given to the details of the blade and scabbard. You can choose from models with or without a Tsuba, and we even offer the option to customize your handle to create a truly unique piece.
The Ninjato is more than just a Japanese sword; it symbolizes the ninja culture and their art of espionage. With a Ninjato in your collection, you can appreciate the tradition and history of this unique weapon while admiring its aesthetic appeal and craftsmanship. Don't hesitate any longer and add a Ninjato to your collection of Japanese swords today.