Chrome plated steel, sword like weapon-15-1/2″ long, Used as a weapon defender and baton. 10oz. Red wrapping. n feudal Japan, it was a crime punishable by death to bring a sword into the shogun‘s palace. This law applied to almost everyone, including the palace guards. Due to this prohibition, several kinds of non-sword, defensive weapons were carried by palace guards. The jitte proved particularly effective and evolved to become the symbol of a palace guard’s exalted position.