My first proper Ninja Sword was the Bushido Musashi - Koga Black Ninja Sword w/ a full Tang. I bought this one from Trueswords.com. This sword is very nice and my first fully functional and sharp sword.
Now I know the "Ninja-to" straight sword never existed in historical Nippon (Japan) but I grew up watching Hollywood Ninja flicks in the 80's and this was the Hollywood sword that introduced a generation of us to the Ninja. Regardless of the historical accuracy, it's a cool sword.
This one is longer than a "traditionally thought of" Ninja-to (Overall 40 3/4 inches as opposed to 34 1/2 inches). Even so... it cuts like a trooper. Even the thick Bamboo (yes bamboo grows in Georgia and is quite common) cuts effortlessly. The blade is black and looks very nice. Carbon Steel and a full tang held in place by 2 mekugi pegs, this is a fully functional blade.
I bought it for $59.99 but that price does change. It's been in the $60 - $70 range lately. Sword Buyers Guide is like the Bible of websites for sword collectors and the review of this sword is HERE.
If you want an affordable Ninja sword that looks very nice and is fully functional then this is one you should definitely check out.
I think the "mask up" thing is funny. When we go to the grocery store and "have to mask up" because this is dumb science which is not science at all. Anyway... Pushing the cart through the aisle and I pass a woman, only to get a massive whiff of perfume. If you can smell the perfume through the mask, then any virus particles are coming right through too. All the mask is, is a placebo effect for people not so keen on science and those who need an excuse to keep living and going out because the media has scared them so badly. Perfume particles are between 30 and 150 micrometers in diameter. Virus particles are between about 20 to 400 nanometers in diameter. 1 micrometer = 1000 nanometers. What does that mean? It means that if perfume particles are getting through to you (they're bigger than virus particles), then virus particles are also getting through. An 80+ year old dude went to visit his wife in the hospital before she passed away from Covid-19 and he had 2 m
I'm not going to lie, in the decade before Tower Records closed down, I had probably gone into the Atlanta store only a handful of times. MP3 and digital was the way to get music and that was just more exciting and accessible. However, thinking back on the old Gen X days and the great 90's, it was the experience of going to Tower Records that I really miss. There was an excitement to it that no music streaming service will ever be able to to replicate. This was especially true on new release Tuesdays. That meant heading down to Tower Monday night, usually around 9 or 10 pm and then hanging out until 12 am to get the new release first. Back then, it felt like winning a competition by being the first person to get a new release and check it out on the drive back home. That meant, the next day you would be able to talk about it with your friends, who more than likely, went with you to pick it up too. Also funny when looking back on it, I used to see the people who worke