Strange and exotic weapons?

Discussion in 'Weapons' started by Darkflames21, Nov 18, 2003.

  1. Shaolin Dragon

    Shaolin Dragon Born again martial artist

    Read an article in a magazine today that I just had to mention about a new gun design which allows you to shoot around corners!! :D
  2. Reiki

    Reiki Ki is everything!

    It has lots of pix! It was quite expensive [$80] but worth the money IMHO. There's a lot of obscure yet interesting stuff there. Will post details later.

    When I have time I will scan some of the pix and put them on my site with the bo katas.
  3. Reiki

    Reiki Ki is everything!

    The book title is:

    Classical Weaponry of Japan
    -Special Weapons and Tactics of the Martial Arts
    by Serge Mol
    ISBN 4-7700-2941-1
    1st edition printed in 2003

    I bought it in my MA shop, you may be able to get it thru Amazon or thru for a 2nd hand one later on - these guys are a good source of rare & out of print older books, I have bought many from them on other subjects.

    It has a lot of interesting things in it from Kakute, marohoshi, all sorts of small hand held weapons, bladed & truncheon weapons, through to things like tekken, musashi kaiken, konpi and kusaririyuta.
  4. Darkflames21

    Darkflames21 New Member

    Thanks Reiki for the information.
  5. Tatsumaru

    Tatsumaru Your new God!

    Call me lame but i find that many exotic weapons can be found in games like diablo 2 and soul calibur, i was surprised at just how many are authentic weapons not made up stuff. For example the Katars mentioned earlier and many variations of poleaxes, spears etc.

    and then theres the maul.................... :D
  6. Cudgel

    Cudgel The name says it all

    well the maul in Diablo 2 is an exotic weapon as the head on it is metal. a real maul for fighting is an oversized wooden mallet. But yeah mauls are cool they smash things goooooddd :D
  7. shonuff

    shonuff New Member

  8. xuande

    xuande New Member

    You want crazy weapons? The Chinese came up with some very interesting stuff.

    Hmmm, where to start ok how about a three point lance
    sun and moon blade
    butterfly wing
    wolf's tooth club
    kwan do sometimes known as a Spring and Autum long handle knife
    sun and earth hammer
    rope dart
    others you can look for are the tiger head hook swords, tiger head shields (pretty unique to the ha say fu style), deer horn knives, nine pointed rake, monk spade and sky halberd among others.

    The Chinese were also particularly good at turning everyday items into weapons, the cane, wooden bench, hoe, oar, steel fan, flute and iron pipe those last three I've seen from the 8 immortal daoist system.

    A lot of these are just as dangerous to the practicioner as they are to the opponent, thus why they are usually reserved for the advanced students.
  9. Darkflames21

    Darkflames21 New Member

  10. Darren

    Darren Valued Member

    check out . lots of ... fun stuff :D

    There was a fantasy role playing book i once saw on weapons that could be used in games with pictures, descriptions, 'ratings'... can't remember what it's called though... had LOADS of weapons from all countries.
  11. Helasdottir

    Helasdottir New Member

  12. ROokie

    ROokie New Member

    these are sketched and maybe its not real but it mightr be not real but look cool

  13. Jackie Li

    Jackie Li Valued Member

  14. Helasdottir

    Helasdottir New Member

    Wolf tooth stick

    Any idea from where, what period? The general history eludes me...

    It's a photo from China I believe.

    Many thanks!
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2004
  15. White Raven

    White Raven New Member

    I'm thinking of a weapon that looks like a manrikigusari except that the chain is longer and one end has a sort of blade/ knife. I can't figure out the name, but I wish to train with it... Lol. Whoever guesses first gets a cookie :D
  16. Anth

    Anth Daft. Supporter

    Kusari-gama? :)
  17. White Raven

    White Raven New Member

    Thank you very much :) . Unfortunately, I already ate the cookie... I was getting a headache trying to think of the name of it. :bang: Kusarigama, Kusarigama...
  18. TheCount

    TheCount Happiness is a mindset

    Seriously, sorry for sounding blonde, but what arts actually utilise some of these weapons
  19. Kogusoku

    Kogusoku 髭また伸びた! Supporter

    Some schools of Classical Japanese martial arts. Some of the older bujutsu schools would specialize in certain weapons.

    For the most part, kusarigama was taught at jujutsu and naginata schools. Comprehensive bujutsu schools like Takenouchi-ryu, Kiraku-ryu, Araki-ryu and Shibukawa-ryu had kusarigama as one of the auxilliary weapons contained in their syllabus, alongside other weapons techniques. The ryuha listed above are also famous for their jujutsu techniques too.

    Schools of naginata like Tendo-ryu, Jikishinkage-ryu and Toda-ha Buko-ryu also taught naginata as an auxilliary weapon too.
  20. Stolenbjorn

    Stolenbjorn Valued Member

    It's not new, the German SS experimented with such barrels allso having a little mirror on the corner on their Sturmgewere (precursor to the very popular HK G3-rifle that some armies still use today), so that they could shoot around corners. This was back in 1945. If you scroll down on this link and look out for the name Sturmgewhere 44 /Assaulut rifle 44, you will see a picture of one with a straight barrel:
    Last edited: May 4, 2005

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