The Practical Shinobi Ninja-to, whose construction patterns closely match that of the Practical Katana, is a useful piece for those studying the Way of the Ninja. The blade is hand-forged in high-carbon steel and is differentially hardened using the traditional claying method. All of the fittings are finished in antiqued black iron. The ornate tsuba displays the kuji-kiri (energy-channeling hand positions) employed by the mystical ninja. The tsuka is wrapped in a synthetic white ray skin and the tsuka-ito is in durable synthetic black leather. The saya has flat black finish with demon-head bindings for the black Japanese cotton sageo and an intricate kojiri. A sword no practitioner of Ninjutsu should be without. Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece. 22 3/4" bl, 34 1/2" ov.