Sunday, July 08, 2007

"Ninja" Weapons

If you've seen a Sho Kosugi ninja movia, then you're familiar with the idea that ninja were sneaky blokes who hid weapons all over their bodies and sometimes disguised them in everyday objects. But what many people don't realize is that the samurai had a touch of sneakiness about them also.

Don't believe me? Well, here's a video showing a small collection of "secret" samurai weapons. It doesn't even scratch the surface of the small items samurai carried around to commit mayhem. If you're interested in learning more about these tools (and what that "cigarette case" really is), I can recommend this book by Serge Mol.

2 comments:

mlk said...

WTF? Doesn't anyone post here anymore except for jrf? Are you all so wicked busy that you can't post. What happened to all the stimulating back and forth of ideas and attitudes that drew me here? Do I have to edge up to.... maybe even cross the line of good taste to get some posts flowing. OK posers here we go.

This article works for me. I like all the deception of improvised weaponry. Soon, when the political correctness of our society catches up with us,and our proud Nation is rendered helpless against the onslaught of the hollow ideas of the EU and the Rosienistas, we will be forced to defend ourselves by using these arcaic and proven weapons and methods.

We need to practice. I say we start on the bums and progeria kids.

grapplin_ninja said...

We are practicing our shinobi skills..stealth, unfelt presence, observation...