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#114250 - 01/17/05 04:45 PM different types of jappanese weapons
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I need to know the different types of Jappanese weapons. they don't need to be swords. I'm just looking for the deffintion of things like kodachi, odachi, etc. Thanks

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#114251 - 01/17/05 05:24 PM Re: different types of jappanese weapons
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Kodachi and Odachi are shortsword and longsword respectively. Basically other names for Wakizashi and Katana. Shoto and Daito is another example of names for these two swords. Different ryuha call them different things. Confusing eh?

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#114252 - 01/17/05 06:08 PM Re: different types of jappanese weapons
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Bo/Rokushakubo - 6' Staff
Jo - 4' Staff
Keibo - 35cm stick
Ebo - 15cm stick
Sai - 3 pronged short sword
Jutte - Like Sai, with one prong facing back
Nunchaku - 2 chuks connected by chain.
Kama - Sickle
Tonfa - Like a night stick.
Yari - Spear
Yumi - Bow
Eku - Oar

There's tons more, but I'll leave it to someone that know more or has a book handy.


Mark.

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