Ninja weapons

Nick

Historum Emeritas
Jul 2006
6,111
UK
Those look lethal Pluto. What's the hole in the dagger's handle for?
 

Thegn Ansgar

Ad Honorem
Dec 2009
5,638
Canada
Those look lethal Pluto. What's the hole in the dagger's handle for?
Like most weapons that have such a thing, it's most likely a finger hole to prevent the weapon from slipping out of your hand. Though this is purely speculation on my part.
 

plutoboyz

Ad Honorem
Sep 2009
5,436
Hinterland
Those look lethal Pluto. What's the hole in the dagger's handle for?
For finger, so the weapon wont slipped from your hand.
This is an example of using Karambit
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ3twG3EwC0"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ3twG3EwC0[/ame]
and this is how Bedog (Golok) works
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJmYKV0BtG0"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJmYKV0BtG0[/ame]
 
Jan 2010
3
I really don't like shurikens since they can be wasted. Though I like anything usable again and again. Those katanas would just work fine. I guess.

I actually tried to act like a ninja by grabbing a kitchen knife and accidentally cutting some of the window... wire... things... open. Good thing my mom didn't notice! She'll kill me! :D
 

okamido

Forum Staff
Jun 2009
29,885
land of Califia
i would hide in a tree with a musket and wait for the guy to walk by =P
That is actually how it was done at the conclusion of battles, after the introduction of the arquebus. The fleeing army would leave specially trained marksman hidden in the brush, trees, ect., in an attempt to assassinate the opposing Generals, and harrass the advancing army.
 
Sep 2009
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It wasn't just Uesugi Kensin, but Takeda Shingen also died of mysterious causes at age 49 while leading a campaign against the Oda allies . so it was definately very suspicious to say the least that the two most prominent daiymo of the period both died while campaigning against Oda away from the battle field. at rather convinent times too. since in both cases Oda Nobunaga was besieged on all sides on a cordinated alliance against him.

Though obviously, fate would play it's own trick on Nobunaga.
 
Jan 2010
45
Like most weapons that have such a thing, it's most likely a finger hole to prevent the weapon from slipping out of your hand. Though this is purely speculation on my part.
might be just to string a bunch of them on a cord or string or something, like those chinese swords with the rings on the end of the handes, used for storage mabey? just a thought;), also, i think if it were a pinkie hole it may end up breaking your pinkie if the sword is hit the wrong way by your enemy