In Medieval Japan in during 15th century there were secret mercenaries who were used as spies and assassins – they were called ninjas and they used pretty interesting weapon. Let’s take a look on them closer.
Katana was the basics of all ninjas. This sword was made from several layers of steel with different durability and after that it was sharpen and cleaned by the master.
Fukiya – is a specific blowgun fired with poisoned darts. Typical fukiya was 50 cm long, which made it middle range weapon with low accuracy. In modern Japan there’s a special kind of sport – fukiya shooting.
It’s a hand held weapon consisting of a length of chain (kusari) with a weight (fundo) attached to each end of the chain. It helped ninja to defend himself when it was impossible ti use katana. He twisted kusari-fundo in front of enemy’s face to grab the opponent’s weapon.
Kusarigama took all the best from kusari-fudo with an additional scythe at the end. During the battle, ninja was blocking the attacks of the opponent with weight and chains and counterattacked with scythe.
It’s a multifunctional weapon, which were used both for attack and defense. With the help of metal claws ninja could defend himself and even catch katana.
One of the most famous ninja’s types of weapon . They can be different from but they all have one goal – hit the target.
It’s a dagger, possibly derived from the masonry trowel. It could be used for climbing on the walls or just as a weapon.
Special spikes which were used for slowing down the enemy while escape. They could easy penetrate the shoes of that time.
Metsubushi or “eye closers”, is the name for a variety of implements and techniques used by samurai police and other individuals to temporarily or permanently blind or disorient an opponent
Kakute are rings made of iron or steel that were sometimes worn by the ninja, and favored by the kunoichi, having one to four metal spikes protruding from it. The spikes were sometimes dipped in poison.
So, as You can see, their arsenal was pretty big and deadly. Want to hear your opinions about this. See ya, folks!