A sword is a long, bladed weapon used for combat. While most swords in Naruto are traditional Japanese katana, tantō or ninjatō, swords used by main characters tend to bear little resemblance to real-life weapons, as is the case with the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist's swords. Other swords that have been introduced in the series that have mystical or special powers, including Orochimaru's Sword of Kusanagi and the Sword of Totsuka as wielded by Itachi Uchiha's Susanoo.
Most shinobi appear to have a preference towards long and wide blades, while some ninja like Tenten use swords mainly for throwing them long-range. Of note are the samurai of the Land of Iron who are nearly all seen with swords, and the shinobi of the Land of Lightning which boasts a visible majority carrying them. A sword noted for belonging to a particular wielder is known as a Meitō (名刀, Literally meaning: Famous/Excellent Sword).
Certain foreign countries use more westernised types of swords, such as the kingdom of the Land of the Moon's military use either sabres or spatha, while Shion's guards in the Land of Demons wield spatha as well.
Some swords are made of special materials which resonate with the users chakra and are able to use chakra flow on a tier higher than normal flow. Naoto is known to have one of those swords, which was named Tennōseiga (Tool)
List of Specific Swords
|Supervibrato Lightning Release Swords|
|Sword of Kagutsuchi|
|Sword of Kusanagi (Orochimaru)|
|Sword of Kusanagi (Sasuke Uchiha)|
|Sword of Nunoboko|
|Sword of Totsuka|
|Sword of the Thunder God|
|Weaknessless Soaring Shortswords|
|White Light Chakra Sabre|