Exotic Weapons of the Ninja by Sid Campbell
This book is required reading for anyone interested in ninjutsu, martial arts weaponry, ancient Japanese history or improvised weapons in general.
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Format: Trade Paperback
Condition: vg- condition, minor shelf wear
Pages: 186pp, 2005 edition
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The ninja warrior clans of feudal Japan were renowned for their vast arsenals of exotic weapons. Whether on a mission of espionage, assassination or open warfare, shinobi operatives had a number of devastating and deviously lethal devices they could call upon to elude, silence, wound or kill an enemy. Here noted martial artist Sid Campbell details the development, training and use of ninja sickles, staffs and canes, polearms, grapnels, maces, spikes, swords, weighted chains, cleated weaponry and firearms. He also takes a close look at the four types of weapons the ninja used so effectively to enhance their reputation as elusive, unpredictable and even supernatural warriors: invisible, clawed, air-propelled and pyrotechnic. This book is required reading for anyone interested in ninjutsu, martial arts weaponry, ancient Japanese history or improvised weapons in general.