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  Weapons ITEM: WEA-9012-A1
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MANRIKIGUSARI KUSARI FUNDO
36 Inch weighted chain - long handled
Class Sak-01

Martial Arts Weapons Manrikigusari Chain Weight Kusarifundo
 
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Product Code: WEA-9012-A1

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Martial arts weapons Manrikigusari Kusari Fundo chain with a weight. Chrome or black 24 inch chain with 5 inch handles. Also known as Manriki Kusari Gusari Kusari-Fundo. Please specify color.  (Prohibited in CA, NY, and MA)
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Kusari-fundo From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Antique Japanese kusari fundo-manriki. Kusari-fundo is a hand held weapon used in feudal Japan consisting of a length of chain (kusari) with a weight (fundo) connected to each end of the chain. Various sizes and shapes of chain and weight were used as there was no set rule on the construction of these weapons. Other popular names are manrikigusari meaning ten thousand power chain or just manriki.

1 Parts of the kusari-fundo
1.1 The chain (kusari)
1.2 The weight (fundo)

The kusari of a kusari fundo. Typically the length of the forged chain could vary from around 12 inches up to 48 inches. The chain could have many different shapes including round, elliptical, and egg shaped. The thickness of the chain also varied. Usually the first link of chain attached to the weight was round and often larger and thicker than the rest of the links of the chain.

The weight (fundo) The fundo of a kusari fundo. The weight attached to each end of the chain could have many different sizes and shapes, the weights were usually exactly matched in size and shape but on some of the related chain and weight weapons the weights could be completely different from each other, with one weight being much longer than the other like a handle on one end or one weight could be round while the other weight could be rectangular. Weight shapes include round, hexagon, rectangle. The weight could be fairly light or quite heavy with the typical weight being from 56.25 grams to 112.5 grams.

Use

The use of the kusari-fundo was taught in several different schools ryu- as a hidden or concealed weapon and as a self defense weapon. The kusari-fundo was useful when carrying a sword was not allowed or impractical, samurai police of the Edo period would use a kusari-fundo as one of their non lethal arresting weapons.

History

There are several chain and weight weapons with one type known as a konpi being mentioned in manuscripts as far back as the Nanbokucho period (1336-1392). The founder of the Masaki ryu- Masaki Tarodayu Dannoshin Toshiyoshi (1689-1776) is said to have developed a version of the kusari-fundo while serving Lord Toda as a bloodless weapon that could be used to defend the grounds of Edo castle.


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Perfect with a little time January 21, 2014
Reviewer: kenneth korab from sharon hill, PA United States  
I rated a 5 even though it took an extra week to ship due to the holidays (I'm not picky with standard shipping).  When it was shipped it got to me a day in advance. It came with painted to match to handles. Would suggest trying something softer for novices because getting hit on any part of the body sucks and can scratch paint off dressers :(.

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weighted chains April 22, 2013
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Tulsa, OK United States  
They came in a great time and did not have to wait long and very pleased with the product!! Thank you Sakura Martial Art Supplies!! :)

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