Always wanted a quality Ninjato since I was a little boy. I grew up on Sho Kosugi movies and all the ninja hype of the 80's. I get it isn't a historically accurate blade for the most part. But nontheless it was a sword that captured my imagination. I remember looking at Phill Hartsfield catalogs thinking "one day". And Ben does work in a similar fashion though with his own style, techiques, and preferred materials. So this was my chance to have a modern style Ninjato made with excellent materials and craftsmanship. I named it "Shadow Hawk"