the common theory is that Hayes invented them
1. Purchase two kamas. Preferably at the state fair from the guy selling blowguns to ten-year olds along with a free copy of The Turner Diaries.
2. Tie them together. Rope or marline will work, but if you use chain or black kevlar rope it's totally more ninjer.
3. Twirl them this way and that.
4. Die from multiple lacerations, puncture wounds, and exsanguination.
No sword made of stainless steel is functional. The alloys are too brittle.
When I was in Japan I saw a program on tv about a master swordsmith in which there was a brief section which explained the whole fascination on the ninjato and its straight blade. The 'ninja' (bandits and often disgraced ronin) of the time who were not operating from samurai class would often get their weapons from the battlefield and quite often they would end up with damaged blades that were disgarded - not necessarily straight but usually poorly made foot soldier blades that would have been knocked out of shape after facing a daito or having been trampled by a horse or something. This became embellished and entered folklore, next thing Sho Kosugi is sommersaulting through three storey high windows with a straight ninjato and they are accepted as ninjer gospel as having been a secret answer to the curved blade of the katana. At least that's how I remember it. Also, while I was in the Bujinkan in Japan I only ever trained with curved bokken. What do you want a ninjerto for anyway?
Thanks. I couldn't remember the name of the website.
I've bought the Tenchi
And I like a lot.
I'll check out what else they have.
I know everyone loves the ol'Katana but sometimes long curved blades are a litte less than subtle.
Also straight blades handle differently.