Samurai Katana – The Amazing Power and Appeal Behind the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Twenty years ago, when I was kid, my samurai spirit was sent free when I opened the very first Ninja Turtles comic!  

It dramatically began  Check out this katana resource

 with my all-time favorite hero’s unforgettable words, 

“My name is Leonardo…I hold my katana in a relaxed ready position…I sense my body quivering with tense energy, waiting to be triggered into savage, slashing release!” 

I was “mondo” HOOKED!   I have collected ton of Ninja Turtles comics since then, and the image that sticks with me is the on-going depiction of the fearless leader, Leonardo, with his samurai katana shining with fierce expectation of the battle that has just begun. What I didn’t realize then is that the creative genius behind the Ninja Turtles, Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, had planned out carefully what powerful ninja sword would be Leonardo’s.   

The samurai katana is quite possibly the world’s most renowned Japanese sword for its cutting ability and sharpness.  For many ninja sword fans, the samurai katana has surpassed the power and mythical status of its own warrior behind the samurai weapon!   If fact, in feudal Japan, the samurai warriors slept with their swords for respect, honor and, of course, self-defense.  If a warrior lost his Japanese sword, he lost his honor.  

The Samurai Katana Is The Obvious Choice For “The Leader Of The World’s Most Fearsome-Fighting Team!  As an adult, I still love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and now continue to be fascinated by all things samurai, especially by the most remarkable Japanese sword of all time, the katana.

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