The neighboring Kouga and Iga clans of feudal Japan were bitter enemies for centuries and their warring Ninja families have been immortalized in Japanese literature.To commemorate these secretive warriors the Hanwei forge has introduced the Kouga and Iga Ninja-To.Differential tempering results in a clear hamon on each edge.

The blade is hand-forged from a high-carbon steel billet and is differentially hardened using a traditional claying method.

All the fittings (koshirae) are finished in antiqued black iron.

The Shuriken (darts) of the Ninja included various projectiles such as dirks, darts and star-shaped discs, all forming part of the art of shurikenjutsu, which was an important part of the Ninja's armoury.

This Shuriken Set contains six darts in a forearm band. The Practical Shinobi Ninja-to, whose construction patterns closely that of the Practical Katana, is a wonderful addition for those studying the Way of the Ninja.

The ornate tsuba displays the kuji-kiri (energy-channeling hand positions) employed by the mystical ninja.

The tsuka is wrapped in a synthetic ray skin (same), available in black or white, and the tsuka-ito is in durable synthetic black leather.After seeing the slow motion video, we have worked to improve the mounting of the steel rivets.After testing several methods (and losing allot of rivets), our latest test showed rivet retention going from 0% to 100%.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.This sword replicates the Gunto of a high-ranking Japanese army officer of the Pre-WWII and WWII era.