Practice Swords - Tengu
Made for the practitioners of Ninpo Taijutsu could enjoy this recreation of a traditional shinobigatana that can be safely used in the dojo without risk of injury or a damaged gi.
Tengu features a longer-than-average tsuka at 1.1 shaku with a short 1.6 shaku blade, hidden by a full length rattan wound saya, the style of which was synonomous with the Yagyu-ryu, a sword school with much of its history in ninpo teachings.
The extra space in the saya would traditionally be used to both give the impression that the wielder had a longer blade and therefore had misjudged his distance, and to hide blinding powders (metsubishi) which could be flung from the saya after the draw with the free hand.
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