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A Ninja’s… Officer… Sword…?

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

OK, sword designers/manufacturers, ENOUGH WITH THE “NINJA” WEAPONS ALREADY!! It has become painfully apparent that you either have no idea what a ninja is, or you do, but are still letting your marketing folk make you look retarded by letting them slap the “ninja” moniker on anything and everything they think they can get away with. Case in point:

Ninja Officers Sword

Ninja Officers Sword

Now anyone who knows anything about ninjas would realize that a ninja would not carry around a big heavy sword, much less an overgrown bowie knife. A ninja sword is slim, light, fast and portable, and this is simply not any of these things. This is a freakin’ machete, what a modern day commando might take into the jungle to clear the brush with. Not a ninjas sword.

And then there is the whole “Ninja officer” bit. Somehow we are supposed to buy that a ninja “officer” would use a different sword than a ninja foot soldier. Truth is, any truly high ranking ninja would have been the head of a family or a feudal lord of some sort and, being Japanese, would have opted to use a Samurai sword, or Katana. Not an overgrown weed whacker. But even if we ignore that little factoid, the practicing ninja would simply have used the proven tools of the trade. Ya know? like a short, fast blade. Such as a Ninjatō. Just like any other ninja. Did I mention that ninjas liked a relatively portable, fast, light blades over porky slabs of steel? Good. I’m just saying. C’mon. Give us a break.

That’s not to say this isn’t a beautiful blade. It is actually quite impressive. The lines on the blade impart a no nonsense look to the blade, right up to the clip point at the tip, as does the black coating. And the beautifully simple guard and curved handle with the silver accent is an excellent finishing touch. Black blade, black handle, no nonsense, yes, this knife is very cool. It just has nothing whatsoever, to do with ninjas.

So stop marketing things as ninja weapons when they aren’t. Especially for weapons like these that, honestly, need no additional hype. This blade could have stood on it’s own merits. You blithering idiots. You’re only displaying your stupidity. And hacking off folks like me to boot. Hmph. I’m going to go hack away at some random foliage until I calm down…

Ninja Officer Sword – Full Tang Predator – [True Swords]

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