katana (刀) is a Japanese long sword (Daito, 大刀), although in Japanese itself refers to all kinds of swords. Katana is kunyomi (Japanese title) of the kanji form 刀; while onyomi (called hanzi) is a kanji character to. It refers to the sword one eye, a special curved traditionally used by Japanese samurai.
Katana is usually paired with the wakizashi or shoto, looks similar but made ​​shorter, both worn by members of the warrior class.

wakizashi (Japanese language: 胁 差) is a traditional Japanese sword with a blade length of the eye between 30 and 60 centimeters (between 12 to 24 inches), similar to but shorter than a katana is often worn together. When worn together, the couple was identified as daisho sword, which when translated literally as "large and small"; "dai" or large for katana, and "sho" for wakizashi.
Wakizashi is used as a weapon if no katana samurai. When entering the sacred building or building castles, samurai katana will leave the guards at the entrance. However, wakizashi always remains were taken at each time, and with it, he became the weapon of the samurai, similar to the use of a gun for the army.

naginata (なぎなた, 薙刀) is spear class weapon that was traditionally used in Japan by members of the samurai. A naginata consists of a wooden stick and machete handle curved at the ends, this weapon is the same as that held by guan yu in the history of china.
Martial arts that uses naginata called naginata-jutsu.

kama (镰 or かま) is a traditional weapon from okinawa, kama was originally used for agriculture.

Kama weapon used pair, this weapon is one of the main weapons ninja first, eventually mounted mace / chain, called a kusari-gama.

Kusari gama
kusari-gama is kama (see above), but it has a chain attached with a sharp weapon (mace, a small sword, etc)

sai (钗) is a traditional weapon from Okinawa, also used in india, china, Indonesia and Malaysia. Sai is a weapon shaped like a trident.
Sai was originally a farming tool.

shuriken (手里 剣; "hand hidden blade") is a traditional Japanese weapon that is generally used to be thrown to the opponent, and sometimes used to stab and cut the artery opponent. Shuriken is made from needles, knives and other metal materials. Shuriken is the weapon most often used after the katana and naginata.
Martial arts that uses so-called shuriken shuriken-jutsu, Shuriken-jutsu the ninja once taught in college.
Shuriken known as "ninja star"

Kunai is a traditional Japanese weapon throwing, emerged in the era of emperor Tensho. Kunai on umumnnya made ​​of iron, not steel / other metal, made with cheap and not-polish. Kunai normally sized 20-60cm, and an average of 40 cm.
Kunai at once is a tool for gardening and tools for stone workers.
Kunai is not really credible weapon designed to be thrown, but can be thrown and shattered generate considerable power.

1/24/2014 04:30:16

Very nice sai! Any idea where to get a pair?


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