Ninjas were feared in the old days but in the 21st century, they have become the most revered warriors. Let’s face it ninjas are cool. Because when it comes to acting covertly, no one beats a Ninja (or Shinobi) as this lone warrior is highly trained in the art of moving quietly (Ninjitsu). Similarly, ninja weapons were designed to be light and deadly as per the requirement of their job, in feudal era of Japan, which usually revolved around sneaking, robbing and/or even forcing someone into an eternal slumber.
Ninjitsu followers have recalled time and time again that they were trained for silent surveillance—never to be discovered. But in case they needed to defend themselves in a tricky situation, a ninja had to master all the dangerous weapons in his arsenal other than the usual katana sword fighting and archery.
You must have already seen some cool ninja weapons, or at least their copies, put to use in movies and TV series. However here at Knife Import, the best online store to buy real ninja sword on cheap prices, we are making a real ninja weapons list that you might like to know about. The order is not important so don’t worry about the minor details and just keep on reading, so here goes.
1. Shuriken (Throwing Stars)
Shuriken, also known as ninja star, is no doubt the most easily identifiable weapon of a ninja warrior, and mostly because of people portraying Ninjas in Hollywood action movies. The shuriken is a thin metal star with sharp tips and edges, these days the points of a throwing star can vary from a number of 4 to 6.
If you want to learn how to throw a shuriken, you can check out the right way through one of the many video content sharing websites.
2. Shuko (Hand Claws)
Ninjas are notoriously famous for being light on their feet and able to scale walls and trees within few seconds and ninja weapon shuko was designed exactly for the purpose of climbing surfaces. Now, you can find these ninja claws made out of steel mounted on an adjustable nylon wristband that enables you to climb trees and walls with ease. If you pair it with the next item we have added to our list, you will become a real ninja climber within no time. While you should keep in mind that anything that can be imbedded in a tree, or wall, is definitely deadly for humans.
3. Ashiko (Foot Spikes)
Walking on ice, scaling up walls, and climbing trees—all of this was made easier with the help of Ashiko or a pair of spiked weapon that can be quickly tied on each foot to make escapes or provide an edge during a fight. Well, I don’t know about you but I really do not even want to imagine about getting kicked with a ninja ashiko.
4. Makibishi (Ninja Caltrops)
The Makibishi were basically what Japanese called their caltrops, another name for them was tetsubishi that roughly translates to iron spikes. These real ninja weapons were used to stop enemies from pursuing their handler because most people wore wood sandals back in the Japan’s feudal era and thus it was quite an effective technique to immobilize any and all attackers.
5. Kama (Japanese Sickle)
When we say Kama amongst ninja weapons, we mean a simple sickle with a hook protruding at the end. However, Kusari-Gama, an improved version of the Kama, was used much more because in this version the sickle is attached to a metal chain and ball, or any weight at the extended end of the chain, which opens up a range of new attacks for its wielder.
Strangely Kunai, a throwing ninja weapon, was ushered into the limelight through a rather popular anime Naruto. It’s a small and easily conceivable knife that ninjas found of great use. For it can be thrown at an opponent or be used as cool knives, when the enemy gets up close.
7. Kaginawa (Ninja Grappling Hook)
Kaginawa literally means hook and rope in the Japanese language, and thus it makes a basic grappling hook. However, there have been various sizes of both the hooks and ropes used for the different purposes such as scaling up walls and hanging up other weapons or equipment and more.
8. Twin Ninja Swords
Another set of real ninja weapons that many already know about is the twin ninja swords, as various action movies has shown a person fighting with a single sword suddenly has two mid fight. It’s only because these twin swords are made with half handguards and have been combined to look as one. Ninjitsu followers used this technique to confuse their enemies and give themselves a better edge at both attacking and defending at one time.
9. Bamboo Stick
This is a rather unusual mention in this list but bamboo staffs or sticks have been used as a weapon for a long time now. Naturally, ninjas were also trained to fight with a bamboo stick because it’s easily accessible in countries like Japan.
10. Nekote (Cat Claws)
Female ninjas were left out of the loop for most part of this blog. So, it’s necessary we put one of their favorite weapons in the list that is Neko-te. As its name suggests these ninja weapons look like cat claws because they are just strong and sharp iron fingernails protruding from leather band that you can wear on your hands.
We left out the simplest and another lethal asset from this list just because it can be used with any of the previously mentioned ninja weapons. What do you think it is? It’s poison! Yes, ninjas were supposed to be spies and if there were people roaming around after escaping their attack then their identities could not have been protected for a long time. So this group of ninpo observers made sure that no one could escape their grasp once in it.
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