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    Quote Originally Posted by nightowl View Post
    Ninjato are more or less LARPer inventions...
    Fixed that for ya ;)

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    the common theory is that Hayes invented them

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaoru666 View Post
    the common theory is that Hayes invented them
    I could believe that. And they really are lame. They're short, wimpy little toys. Get a Katana. You can get a good quality one for a damn good price from Cold Steel. A friend of mine used to use one for cutting competition before he got a really nice blade as a gift from his dad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaohu View Post
    I could believe that. And they really are lame. They're short, wimpy little toys. Get a Katana. You can get a good quality one for a damn good price from Cold Steel. A friend of mine used to use one for cutting competition before he got a really nice blade as a gift from his dad.
    well according to hatsumi the ninja to was just a wakizashi inside the tsuka of a katana therefore giving the illusion of a long sword but it had a short blade. Yah from what I have found though hayes was the one who came up with the idea of the straight sword during the ninja boom:ninjadanc:ninjadanc:ninjadanc

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuiltySpark View Post
    Does anyone have a link off hand to an online company who sells good quality ninjato's?

    Something functional
    http://www.chenessinc.com/9260oniyuri.htm
    http://mantisswords.com/straight_practical_katana.htm

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    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.

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    No sword made of stainless steel is functional. The alloys are too brittle.

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    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?

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    Thanks. I couldn't remember the name of the website.
    I've bought the Tenchi
    http://www.chenessinc.com/tenchi.htm
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuiltySpark View Post
    Also straight blades handle differently.
    Translation: "Special duty just got more special."

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