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  Primary Keywords: Ninja Swords

Subheading: difference between ninja swords and Samurai swords

 

There are many differences between Ninja swords and Japanese Samurai swords. Both are very popular even today, and both have captured the fascination and imagination of true sword collectors and people with a mere passing interest alike. Ninja swords and Japanese Samurai swords are both weapo9ns that represent a whole culture and their philosophy, but the ideals that surrounded each group were vastly different.

The Samurai were the elite warriors of ancient feudal Japan. They were highly respected by the community as a whole. They were very close to the royalty they served. They represented honor, loyalty, respect, duty, pride, and religious virtues. 

The Ninja, on the other hand, were feared much more than they were revered. While the Samurai proudly displayed their swords, complete with intricate and ornate identifying insignia, the Ninja considered their swords as purely practical. Therefore, Ninja swords were much cheaper and were designed for whatever unique needs their secretive missions required of them. The Ninja did not treat their swords as revered valuables; rather they considered them to be useful and disposable. Modern Ninja swords are much more carefully crafted than the original Ninja swords of ancient times. Today’s Ninja swords are designed with an attitude of honor and respect that simple did not exist among the true Ninja from long ago.

As the Ninja were perfectionists in imitation and deception, their swords were also made to look like Samurai swords at first glance, but once whipped out of their sheath, the deception was revealed. For starters, Ninja swords were shorter than Samurai swords. This is because the Ninja had to be able to use them in more awkward places and with their bodies contorted into odd positions as they perched on ceiling rafters or clung to rock walls, the sides of buildings, or in the wild vegetation in their environment.  A longer blade would be much more of an obstacle in such circumstances.

Secondly, the Ninja swords was simple and crude. Its purpose was to attack and defend as the Ninja was on the run and slipping into hiding. Beca7se of the elusive style of Ninja fighting and the qui8ck movements required of them, they would easily drop or discard their weapons and run if the situation required that. Therefore, they had to be able to q2uickly and cheaply replace their weapons before their next venture. 

Generally speaking, we can say that Samurai swords were elegant and prestigious while the Ninja swords were practical, crude, and fiercely mean.

 

Keywords: Ninja swords

Subheading: difference between ninja swords and Samurai swords

Word count: 414