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Made in Japan, fully handmade
Composition: Hard steel, cotton cord wrapping
Length: 44 cm (blade: 13.5 cm) | Chain length: 260 cm | Weight: ~900 g
'Kusari' means chain, and the 'Kama' was originally a farming tool, a short sickle. Combined, it forms the 'Kusarigama', a weapon used mainly in Okinawa, designed from simple tools to bypass laws against the possession and carrying of weapons in medieval Japan.
A heavy iron weight is attached to the end of the fairly long chain to enhance its usage as hooking weapon.
This model is made of solid steel and can be considered as a very close reproduction of the Kusarigama. It features a sharpened cutting edge and a strong steel chain.
Kusarigama Jutsu, the art of handling the Kusarigama, is difficult to master, containing a set of techniques using the chain and/or sickle, ranging from direct attacks to disarming the opponent from distance.
Here you can watch an example of Kusarigama techniques of the Araki Ryu demonstration on our YouTube channel.
This is a real weapon, with a sharpened cutting edge. Use with great caution.