Edged weapons

Dating back to Japan's Heian period (classical Japan), the nine schools making up the Bujinkan system includes the application of dozens of traditional weapons employed in small-to-large scale battles. Some of these traditional weapons taught include tachi (longer calvary sword), katana (pre-edo period long sword), kodachi (shoto/short word), tantō (knife), tessen (iron fan), shuko (hand claws) and more. 

Typically, versions made out of wood are employed to safely learn proper distance, timing, angles, and more before moving on to blunted steel versions.