Many of the ninja swords you can get on the market have a straight, non-curvy blade. The reason for it may be the showbiz, which taught us so. The John Lee Ninjato however is based on original swords, which means the only difference to a regular katana should be the length of the blade. While stuck in the saya you couldn’t notice the difference, which gave the ninja the significant advantage in terms of speed.
The blunt blade is made from 420 stainless steel. A sword that is not suitable for cutting tests. Only for Iai-Do training sessions.
The Iai-Do sport is dealing with the Art of sword pulling and the determined tackle technique (Katas), indeed as a formal exercise. Usually the Iaito, a blunt Exercise sword is used. The development of the unit of body, mind and sword (Ki-Ken-Tai-Ichi) is in the foreground. The ultimate master’s degree is achieved when people are able to control every situation of combat even without pulling the sword.
Blade Material: 420
Handle Material: Wood / Ray Skin / Cotton
Handle Length: 31 cm
Blade Length: 58 cm
Overall Length (without sheath): 90 cm
Weight (without sheath): 1080 g