Precautions were often taken against assassinations, such as weapons concealed in the lavatory, or under a removable floorboard. Buildings were constructed with traps and trip wires attached to alarm bells. An assassination attempt on Toyotomi Hideyoshi was also thwarted.
The kusarigama often comes with a chain and an iron weight at the end. It had several uses, from strangling the enemy to tripping warhorses. Some chained weapons functioned as climbing aids and sometimes served as a whip. This ninja weapon was an effective weapon of self defense as well apart from serving as a weapon of offense.
You can hit one end by holding one, or you can choke your enemies with the thick chain of the weapon. The tanto is a short blade and is considered as one of the classically-made ninja swords that were utilized during the feudal period of Japan. The tanto dates all the way back to the Heian period when it was primarily used as a weapon but eventually, its design developed throughout the years to become more fancily decorated. Another name for the ninja star is the “Shuriken”; all Ninja-lovers must have heard about this one before. Not to mention the fact that it is typical for movies and anime series to show the Ninjas throwing some sharp-metal objects which are known as the “Shuriken” in Japan.
It is another weapon that is very simple and easy to carry. One has to throw it over attackers to kill or distract them even when they try to chase you. The popular origami papercraft, the shuriken, can be deadly if the blades are coated with poison or other harmful elements. Referring to the functions of the ninja swords, these were short enough to maneuver and use in tighter spaces. Not to mention the fact that the primary purpose of their sword was to “stab” the opponent rather than slashing and slaying them.
Each knife has a razor-sharp stainless steel blade, around 8 centimeters long, making it battle-ready. SourceIn pop culture, from anime to films, the ninjas are often portrayed with their shuriken or throwing stars. However, these weapons vary in size and can be straight-bladed or star-shaped.
Ninja used a large variety of tools and weaponry, some of which were commonly known, but others were more specialized. A wide range of specialized equipment is described and illustrated in the 17th-century Bansenshūkai, including climbing equipment, extending spears, rocket-propelled arrows, and small collapsible boats. The ninja emerged as mercenaries in the 15th century, where they were recruited as spies, raiders, arsonists and even terrorists.
Various sizes and shapes of chain and weight were used as there was no set rule on the construction of these weapons. Typically the length of the forged chain could vary from around 12 inches blend 4btruong san up to 48 inches . In Massachusetts carrying one of these is considered a felony. We offer a wide selection of Ninja Gear including bo staffs, chain whips, escrima, caltrops and hand claws.