This sword is a replica of Kochou Shinobu Stinger Nichirin Katana. Shinobu uses a heavily modified Nichirin Blade, it is the same as any katana from the handle to slightly above the tsuba, but above that, the weapon loses its blade and is replaced by a rod. It ends in a needle-like tip, resembling an insect's stinger. The "stinger" is designed for injection of Wisteria poisons into Demons. Shinobu's katana's tsuba is designed to bear resemblance to a four-petaled flower, trimmed with orange.
Insect Breathing: A Breathing Style created by Shinobu Kocho, who designed it to compensate for her lack of physical strength to cut off aDemon's head. The "stinger" is designed for injection of Wisteria poisons into Demons.
Butterfly Dance: Caprice: The user leaps into the air and charges towards the opponent and stings them multiple times with her blade to inject poison.
Dance of the Bee Sting: True Flutter: The user dashes at their target at blinding speeds and uses the momentum of their speed to then strengthen a single thrust into their opponent and inject poison into them.
Dance of the Dragonfly: Compound Eye Hexagon: A six strike attack with which the user aims to strike and inject their target with multiple doses of poison at the target's weak spots (such as the neck, heart, torso, etc.) in order to kill them with a large dose of poison.
Dance of the Centipede: Hundred-Legged Zigzag: An attack with which the user uses their full speed to run a zigzag pattern that confuses their opponent in order to create an opening for them to directly stab their opponent's neck and inject poison to kill them, with the stab's force and power being further enhanced by the momentum of their speed.
Overall Length: 104cm / 41 inches
Blade Length: 68.5cm / 27 inches
Tsuku Length: 26cm / 10.2 inches
Blade Width: 2.8cm / 1.1 inches
Blade Steel: Carbon Steel
Blade Thickness: 0.7 cm
Saya: hardwood with matte finish
Samegawa: imitation ray skin
Fittings: Zinc alloy
Sword Stand and sword bag not Included
Blade: The blade of this sword is hand forged and finished. The steel used is high quality carbon steel steel. The blade is unsharpened. This sword is not full tang and not battle ready.
Cost: Shipping to the USA for $19.95 on all orders (includes Alaska and Hawaii); and Express shipping to Canada for $39.95. Note that for USA orders over $800 USD, Customs Charges may apply (more info).
Currently we are ONLY able to ship to the USA and Canada (no other countries at this point).
USA orders: Take on average 14-21 business days to arrive, after being dispatched from our warehouse. It can take longer from time to time, and during busy periods such as Christmas. Processing time is between 1-6 days depending on the product ordered.
Canada delivery times: Canada orders take on average 14-21 business days to arrive, after being dispatched from our warehouse. It can take longer from time to time, and during busy periods such as Christmas. Processing time is between 1-6 days depending on the product ordered.