ONIYURI BUJINKAN KATANA (Sword)
The "Oniyuri" (Tiger Lily) katana is a custom made 9260 spring steel blade specialized for practicing a specific ryu-ha of the Bujinkan.
The blade body is a 9260 silicon alloy carbon spring steel.
Full Hand Forged, Through Tempered, Oil Quenched, Hand Polished.
Real Ray Skin Panel Wrap.
Tsuba (guard) is Antiqued Brass Kanbai Tsuba w/ Alloy Fuchi Kashira in matching finish.
The blade has a 0.5" sori (curvature) and is a unique 23" in length.
The handle is even rarer at a long 14" in length.
The 30.5" saya (scabbard) is black glossy lacquered medium hardwood
Overall length is 44.5"
This is a shinobi (ninja) sword with the appearance of a katana. Having the longer handle and the shorter blade sheathed in a standard scabbard allows you to easily draw your sword against an opponent when they are fooled into thinnking that you are too close to do so.
This method of sword use was practiced in Togakure Ryu and in Kukishinden Ryu practices. Sword comes with a free display box and cotton sword bag.
Regularly priced at $555 retail. We are selling it for only $399. - Special order item Call 707-987-9322
Posted by M.J. Correll on 22nd Sep 2011
As a martial artist, as well as a student of Kendo, I have a deep appreciation for Japanese culture; particular to martial arts, other personal customs, and especially the true spiritual value of a Katana(and by extension the Ninja-To). This work is beautiful example, particularly to the combining of elements such as the longer handle(Katana), but shorter blade(Ninja-To). However, from a personal perspective, it is somewhat disheartening that it is given such an incorrect name. The name "Oniyuri" does not, in any dialect of Japanese, translate to "tiger lily". It does translate to "devil lily", or by some extension "Demon lily". The proper naming of a sword for that designation is "Torayuri". Now for those who find this to be trivial; sorely they do not truly understand the spirit connection a warrior has to his sword. Even from this commercial reproduction, it is somewhat disappointing that from the stand point of such an established Japanese training system, that a sword would be misnamed such.
Posted by Scott Doom on 6th Aug 2011
At first i was skeptical..a bujinkan federation sword? are you kidding? but...the 9260 alloy...big plus..even if you dont know steel..this is awesome stuff better than anything made back in the day alone.
very well balanced small enuff to be considered shinobi ken and big enuff to do some regulat iai kamae..always better to get used to the big handle anyway in you practice shonobi..
This is a killer sword its even signed on the tang..may hold value well as well..cant go worng with this sword a sharp version is a good investment if you want a good katana and are worried about selling it later..dont matter..
its a must for shinobi of any ryuha. great balance,feel,steel,and ask for the longer sageo just in case the dont offer you may want it later..are there better shinobi swords out there ... yea..but for what this is it makes it a good beginner to advanced or someone that dont want to dive into the world of katana and just wants a good solid long lasting quality blade. cheeness is decent people.
Posted by Taggart J on 8th Jul 2011
This sword - with and with out bo-hi
Is simply awesome -amust to add yo your collection - strong see sword buyers guide for destruction test - just plain old awesome.