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Antique Japanese Samurai Kusarigama Sickle & Chain -Old Katana Sword Collection

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1 antique Samurai kusarigama (sickle and chain) weapon available.  This Samurai weapon was made sometime in the 17th or 18th centuries.  This hard-to-find Japanese antique would make an important addition to any collection.  


Use of the kusarigama is called kusarigamajutsu.  Attacking with the weapon usually entailed swinging the weighted chain in a large circle over one's head, and then whipping it forward to entangle an opponent's spear, sword, or other weapon, or immobilizing his arms or legs. This allows the kusarigama user to rush forward and strike with the sickle.

A kusarigama wielder might also strike with the spinning weighted end of the chain directly while still outside the range of an opponent's hand weapon.


There are great videos of martial artists practicing kusarigamajutsu on youtube.  


This kusarigama measures 16 1/2 inches in length.  The chain measures 61 inches.  

This antique Japanese weapon is in excellent condition.  These weapons were made with folded tamahagane steel.  Kusarigama weren't made by swordsmiths are works of art, so this weapon--and most others like it--has superficial (shallow) weld openings between some of the layers of steel.  These are visible on the surface of the blade.  They are, of course, not cracks.  This weapon measures a robust 5/16" thick.  This blade could chop down a tree--and once finished, can move on to chop down the next, and the next.  This kusarigama has no weakness whatsoever.  


All chain links and the heavy iron fundo (weight) are in perfect condition.  



This extraordinary Japanese kusarigama Samurai weapon would make an important addition to any collection. 

Specific Name Specific Value
Period 17th-18th Century
Country Japan
Item Samurai Kusarigama (Sickle & Chain)

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