Carbon Steel Blade Wood Handle Kamas

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Our Kamas are live sharpened steel blades and 6-1/2" long. They are very sharp. The kama handles are 18 inches and made from hardwood. We sell kamas in pairs only. These Kamas are designed from the old world patterns. They are designed to be versatile and durable.

The kama, aka Kanigawa and Tozan, is a traditional Okinawan and Japanese farming implement similar to a sickle or a small scythe used for reaping crops and also employed as a weapon. The kama is often included in weapon training segments of karate, silat and more obscurely in some Chinese martial arts.

The kama can be used singly or in pairs. Both the point and sharpened edge of the metal blade are called in to use, Okinawan kata suggesting that it could also be used to block, trap and disarm an opponent's weapon. The point at which the blade and handle join in the "weapon" model normally has a nook with which a staff can be trapped. The edge of a traditional rice sickle, such as one would purchase from a Japanese hardware store, continues to the handle without a notch, as this is unneeded for its intended use. The hard edge of the blade would be kept razor-sharp to enable efficient cutting of crops, though this is sometimes a cause of training accidents by unskilled wielders, for whom blunt training versions of the weapon are created. This weapon not only is very sharp and can inflict damage, but is also said to hold a fear factor against the opponent.

The kama is a popular weapon for kata competitions but modern forms competitors often simply adapt their empty hand routine while holding kama with little actual kama technique, or employ elaborate weapon-juggling routines that differ radically from the focused Okinawan forms.

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