Kusarigama–an Antique Japanese Weapon

A Japanese weapon with a weight, sickle, and chain.

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The Kusarigama is a Japanese weapon that was originally used for self-defense for non-samurai’s, but eventually expanded to ninjas.

The weapon is composed of a sickle and weight attached by a chain. The weight would be used to trap the enemy by coiling around them or render his/her weapon useless. The sickle would then be used to finish off the enemy.

Kusarigama

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