Martial Arts Weapons: Kama

Once used to harvest rice, the Kama is a wooden handle with a sharpened metal blade fixed to one end. Like the Sai, it is a single handed weapon but used in pairs. It is one of the traditional Okinawan Karate weapons. Similar to the Sai, at close range the Kama can be used to slash at an attacker or to trap a sword or Bo.