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Secret Guide to Making Ninja Weapons (B-102) Paperback – June, 1986


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Product Details

  • Series: B-102
  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Butokukai (June 1986)
  • ISBN-10: 9994291319
  • ISBN-13: 978-9994291311
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.2 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,667,057 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Justin St Pierre on November 24, 2001
First of all I have made many of the weapons in this book and they indeed are effective. Shurikens "throwing-stars", blowguns, darts, and caltrops, just to name a few. His knowledge on the subject is oustanding. If you are interested in making traditional, yet inexpensive weapons this is the book. It gives tips on which metals to use, how to temper the metals and how to sharpen and care for your weapons. I have a lot of praise for this book, and with good reason. I hope this has been of good use to the readers of this review. Buy it you will not be disapointed!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy Schmidt on January 31, 2003
This book is very great!!! I gave ths book to one of my students as a Birthday present. We both together tried some things out!!! We made several different very effective weapons.
Quite a bit of shuriken, nunchaku, yari, tetsubishi, and ninja-to. They do work out very effective!!! I would highly recommend this book to anyone who needs weapons to practice or whatever, and cannot afford ones in magazines. Also, I do agree that these weapons if made correctly, are of much better
quality than the manufactured. This book gives you step-by-step
directions, how to measure the weapon correctly, temper and heat the blades, also what kind of material to use. Both Traditional and some modernized versions. It has everything from the Ninja-To, Tanto, Shuriken, Yari, Nunchaku, Tetsubishi,
Kusari-gama, Kusari-fundo, Kyoketsu-shoge, etc.
Also, some more exotic examples of some of these weapons.
Again, I would highly recommend this book for anyone who is interested in making ninja weapons as a career, or if you need a fast way to get practice equipment, or collect them, etc.
I hope you all will like this book as we have!!! Good Luck!!!
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18 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Victoria Tarrani on April 22, 2001
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The tidbits of history that accompany most of the weapon instructions and in the Forward are educational and interesting.
The Samurai were the wealthy warriors of feudal Japan. Throughout the history of the world, we see the powerful subjugating the weak. To combat this, the Koga Ninja, who were the poor farmers and could be put to death for owning any kind of weaponry, became the black clad secretive, silent Ninja. These warriors learned to create weapons from whatever material was available -- wherever they were; often hiding them in many different stashes around the farms.
Their weapons had to be inexpensive, easy to make, and disposable if the need arose. This is one of the most important factors in the weapon designs from the Koga Ninja. Why? "Concern for losing a weapon might cause one to hesitate, and at that moment of hesitation might cost the Ninja his or her life." (Toshitora Yamashiro, Forward to "Secret Guide to Making Ninja Weapons.")
All weapons are extremely dangerous. The black and white photographs of Ninjas holding the weapons, and of these lethal tools, show how to carry, defend, or attack with them. These weapons have the ability to maim or kill the Ninja warrior who is practicing if they are used incorrectly.
It is imperative for a Ninjutsu to study under a master. Do not take the patterns and create weapons that you do not have the skills or knowledge to use. The Master teaches how to use each weapon, and the concentration, dedication, and spiritual growth required for a true Ninja.
I cannot stress the need for training enough.
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13 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Ben Rodgers on March 24, 2000
This book shows you how to make ninja weapons from easily obtainable sources (hardware store). It shows you how to make kama, shuriken, swords and knives all from easy to find sources. I think some of this authors other books are pretty good as well.
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