The Shinobigatana is a unique and powerful weapon. Unlike most Japanese swords,it is designed to be utilitarian,stressing usefulness over ornamentation. Its blade ranges from 16 to 22 inches in length and is only roughly sharpened. It has a long handle for improved leverage and a large square handguard to better protect the Ninja's hands when clashing. This release teaches you all the basic skills of the Shinobigatana,including proper grips,reversals,postures,basic cuts,conditioning drills,footwork,body dynamics and combination attacks used by the mysterious shadow warriors of the Kurai Kotori Clan.