25% off free shipping Samurai 2 PC Large Full Tang 26" Ninja Samurai Twin Tanto Blade Sword Machete Katana
Great Quality For Collection Or Use\n2 Piece Ninja Se\nFull Tang\n440 Stainless Steel\nBlack Cord Wrapped Handle\nNylon Sheath w/ Belt Loop\nOverall Length 26" Inches\nBlade Length 18" Inches\n\nGreat for collecting\n\nwarning: very sharp!!! NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR INJURY\n\ntraditional japanese tantos\nVery good Japanese weapon\n\nHistorically, katana (刀) were one of the traditionally made Japanese swords (日本刀 nihontō) that were used by the samurai of ancient and feudal Japan. The katana is characterized by its distinctive appearance: a curved, single-edged blade with a circular or squared guard and long grip to accommodate two hands.\n\n\n\n"Katana" is the term now used to describe the family of swords known as nihontō that are 2 shaku (606 mm / 23.9 in) in-length or longer. \nKatana can also be known as dai or daitō among Western sword enthusiasts although daitō is a generic name for any Japanese long sword, literally meaning "big sword". \nAs Japanese does not have separate plural and singular forms, both katanas and katana are considered acceptable forms in English.\nPronounced [katana], the kun'yomi (Japanese reading) of the kanji 刀, originally meaning dao or knife/saber in Chinese, the word has been adopted as a loanword by the Portuguese language. In Portuguese the designation (spelled catana) means "large knife" or machete.\n\nSamurai (侍) were the military nobility and officer caste of medieval and early-modern Japan. \nIn Japanese, they are usually referred to as bushi (武士, [bɯ.ɕi]) or buke (武家). According to translator William Scott Wilson: "In Chinese, the character 侍 was originally a verb meaning 'to wait upon', 'accompany persons' in the upper ranks of society, and this is also true of the original term in Japanese, saburau. In both countries the terms were nominalized to mean 'those who serve in close attendance to the nobility', the Japanese term saburai being the nominal form of the verb." According to Wilson, an early reference to the word samurai appears in the Kokin Wakashū (905–914), the first imperial anthology of poems, completed in the first part of the 10th century.\nBy the end of the 12th century, samurai became almost entirely synonymous with bushi, and the word was closely associated with the middle and upper echelons of the warrior class. The samurai were usually associated with a clan and their lord, and were trained as officers in military tactics and grand strategy. While the samurai numbered less than 10% of then Japan's population, their teachings can still be found today in both everyday life and in modern Japanese martial arts.