It's said, that the sword of a warrior itself contains a soul. In that sense, s well as what we learned from Justin about Props/Weapons it seems vital to treat a weapon as though another 'character', as well as this being an ideal way of portraying the technology, and style of the surrounding world of characters.
That said, I really wanted to pursue a modern take on all of the traditional weapons used by both Ninja/Samurai, so here's what I came up with:
As you can see, in contrast to to more tradtional pieces, there seems to be only a few more tech/mech based weapons, with metal being the main conent. This is only to give me a good sense of what to adapt to my style and story.
I do however, have a good few idea's about what kind of weapons I want to using for my characters, some more preferenced to others, for instance:
Double Edged Hi-Freq Kantana
I really love the idea of some of these weapons, they would fit perfectly to the essence of my characters, and also adhere to the traditional elements of their origins,