Silent, stealthyand above all, deadly — these were the characteristics of the ancient Japanesegroup of warriors known as the ninja. And now, you too can walk in the tabishoes of some of the most highly disciplined assassins that have ever existed …without the killing part, that is!The ninja’sarsenal was as diverse as it was deadly. From complex chain and bladed weaponsto simpler throwing spikes to their trademark throwing stars, the ancient ninjahad a life-ending apparatus to suit nearly every scenario they may haveencountered. Add to this their black-as-night uniforms equipped with gadgetrythat enabled them to climb rock walls, scale tall buildings and shower theground with skin-piercing metal spikes, and the ninja became a one-man killingmachine.
Now, in today’s modern world, you too can experience all the tools of the trade of Japan’s most notorious warrior (sorry to burst your bubble, Samurai). So focus your mind and be prepared to use everything that the assassin’s closet has to offer with these ninja weapons.
Ninja Kyoketsu Shoge
Overview:This ninja weapon takes “deadly” to all new lengths,as its multi-bladed head targets foes from clear across the room. Constructedof durable steel, the Kyoketsu Shoge was used in the past to trap the weaponsand limbs of the samurai at the same time its razor-sharp blades went in forthe kill. You can follow in the ninja’s footsteps as you use the integrated,steel-handled ring to clear space around you and ensnare your opponents withease. Perfect for practice sessions or as an addition to your ninja weaponcollection. Specifications: Solid steel construction Sturdy ring handle for easy movementGreat for perfecting your ninjaweapon techniques
Ninja Spike Keychain
Overview:You never know when you’ll need a weapon, so why notcarry one everywhere you go? With its simple, yet effective design, this ninjaspike keychain will fit comfortably within your grasp as you walk at night toyour car, through rough neighborhoods or in a crowded elevator; and it’s alwaysready to strike at a moment’s notice. This keychain’s pointed spikes target anaggressor’s vital areas, such as his eyes, throat and groin, as well as a varietyof pressure points located throughout his body. Strike fast, strike hard andget the hell out of there quickly!Specifications: Overall length: five inchesDual spike length: two inchesIntegrated key ring for daily carry
Ninja Spike Set
Overview:Compact, discreet and plenty deadly — that’s this kitin a nutshell. Sporting three solid-steel spikes that are conveniently storedin a hidden sheath, this trio will be ready when danger comes your way. Usedfor either long-range throwing or face-to-face combat, the spikes will dig deepinto your target’s flesh and make your attacker wish he had chosen easier prey.A ninja doesn’t have time for complex weaponry, and neither do you. Thesesimple spikes will do the trick for you when trouble comes your way. Specifications: Set includes three, six-inch spikesExtra-sharp pointed tipsStraps easily to your arm or leg
T10 Clay-Tempered Steel Tanto
Overview:In the ninja era, size didn’t always matter! This tanto was incredibly compact, yet deadly to anyone who was unlucky enough to get too close to the highly trained assassin. Sporting a full foot of razor-sharp killing power, this knife takes ancient “everyday carry” to a whole new level. Functionality and style collide to make this ninja essential a must-have for collectors and aspiring warriors alike.Specifications: Blade length: 12.20 inches Black and white rayon handle wrapRay-skin saya with buffalo-horn ends
Ninja Weapons: Caltrops
Overview:Watch your step, because the caltrops thrown by theninja will pierce your feet and stop you dead in your tracks. Designed toalways have a sharp point facing upward, these small steel “tacks” were used to halt the pursuit of the ninja’s enemiesas he made his escape. Easily carried in a belt pouch or side bag, a handful ofthese metal skin-piercers can also be thrown into an enemy’s face to gain theblood-filled advantage and win the fight.
Overview:Ninjas are masters at scaling walls and climbing treesfor scouting missions and escapes, but they don’t do it alone. These handspikes give the ninja added grip during their ascents. Additionally, theseclaws can make short work of an enemy’s face as they can be used to tear apartan opponent’s eyes or other vital areas. Durable metal construction andadjustable hand straps keep the claws firmly in place while you climb to newheights. Specifications: Stainless-steel construction Adjustable hand strapsIdeal for climbing or self-defense
Twin Throwing Stars (Shuriken)
Overview:No one talks about the ninja without mentioning theiriconic throwing stars. This weapon comes out of nowhere with pinpoint accuracyto dispatch a target or take down an enemy. Varying in shape, size and numberof pointed tips, the shuriken is an unstoppable projectile of death to anyonewithin its range. Just like the ninja himself, you’ll never see it coming untilit’s too late! Specifications: Extra-sharp, six-sided design One-piece stainless-steel constructionFour-inch star diameter
Ninja Weapons: Modern Metal Kusarigama
Overview:What’s better than a sharpened kama with a six-footchain? How about one with a steel ball attached to the end. This complex weaponin the hands of a ninja master became an enemy’s bane when he came face to facewith the black-garbed stealth warrior. Using the kama and chain to entangle anopponent or distract (more like cripple) him with the solid-steel ball swung athis face, the ninja gained the upper hand during nearly every confrontation.With an unsharpened blade, you can train with this weapon without causingserious injury for you or anyone nearby.Specifications: 6.25-inch steel blade Six-foot steel chainTotal weight: 32 ouncesPick up all these ninja weapons at karatemart.com, AWMA.com, SamuraiSword.store, BudK.com. This article is from the Winter 2019 issue of Skillset magazine. Grab your copy at OutdoorGroupStore.com. For digital editions, visit Amazon.com.