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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. A model without chain, the Kama, is also available.
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.