The kusarigama (chain-sickle) is a traditional Japanese weapon that consists of a kama (the Japanese equivalent of a sickle) on a metal chain (manriki) with a heavy iron weight at the end. Though the kusarigama is derived from a farmer’s scythe, and though the sickle was often carried as a weapon during the feudal era of Japan, these farmers did not carry kusarigama. Its purpose as a weapon was very obvious, so unlike a sickle, it could not be carried openly. The art of handling the kusarigama is called kusarigamajutsu.
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William Byrd –
“Craftmanship is top-notch. Very sturdy, considering it has a full tang throughout the handle. Chain is nice, and the weighted end piece is simple yet elegant.
I am VERY pleased with my new Kusari-gama, and will be picking up more items from the Kongoshin Armory!”