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Ninja sword comparison with katana

Historically ninjas were assassins, with the strong belief that the end justifies the means. During feudal Japan, a lot were at stake for the lords – political power and life versus death. Thus, some samurais trained as assassins with the intention of killing off the perceived and real enemies, and thus preserving power within the group. Plots and counter-plots were common. Spiritual samurai warriors saw ninjas in a negative way because ninjas did not fight fair and routinely violated the code of Bushido, whereas ninjas saw themselves in a positive light – being able to change or keep power by killing off their political enemies in ambushes instead of on the battlefields. A samurai typically carried a katana sword and a short ‘companion’ sword. The ninja sword was designed differently, shorter than the katana, and lighter for swift upclose mortal strokes. Click on the photo below for a short video of a ninja sword comparison with a samurai’s katana.

Ninja sword - sleek and swift

ninja sword: sleek and swift

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