Swords from the west are not the only weapons in the world. In fact, some of the most interesting and appealing blades come from the Far East, from the Orient. And at Dark Knight Armoury, we pride ourselves on offering the widest selection of weapons and medieval gear possible, so of course we have a selection of fine oriental weapons for any warrior to choose from. Of course, just as the term medieval sword is a blanket that covers dozens of different classifications of weapons, so too does our oriental sword section encompass a huge variety of different swords and bladed weapons. Perhaps the most iconic of the weapons featured here are the bladed arms of the samurai, including such well-known blades as katana, wakizashi, and tanto, as well as a few more classic weapons, like the yari and the naginata. We even carry some swords used by the famous shinobi, or ninja, who have garnered quite the reputation in modern society. Japan is not the only part of the Orient, though, and so we also carry weapons born of Chinese descent, which were made famous by their use in Kung Fu and Wushu. Among the more common of these Chinese weapons is the jian and the dao, which are two variants of the Chinese sword, and the tai chi sword, which is a form of the jian used for tai chi and wushu, exclusively. Our wide range of oriental swords features an equally wide level of functionality, with some being made for more ornamental purposes, while others are fully functional and can be used for martial arts training, cutting practice, sparring, and more. It is time to take a journey, and with Dark Knight Armoury as your guide, you can venture through the world of Oriental swords, to better see and understand that steel from the Far East can be beautiful, graceful, and above all else, lethal.