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The Ninja-to was a ninja straight sword (rather than the curved blade of a katana, which was a superior design) forged of cheap metal. The metal was not folded and often double wedged, making it more useful as a spear or thrown weapon than a sword. A solid hit from a katana would shatter the ninja-to. [1]

Variants Edit

The square tsuba on the weapon made it double for a grappling hook, once rope was attached, if need be. The handle of a ninja-to was often hollow, allowing storage or use as a blowgun. Attached to pole created a crude spear. [2]

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Heavenly Ninja-to of the Scorpion

Heavenly Ninja-to of the Scorpion


  1. Way of the Scorpion, p. 90
  2. Complete Exotic Arms Guide, p. 24

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