Adapted from a farm implement, the jitte was an instrument approximately a foot long, two-pronged fork with a blunt tip. The central prong was the longest, and a single secondary prong branched outward from this just above the handle. It was ideally used to disarm an opponent and was wielded like a knife. [1]

The jitte was often associated with the duties of a magistrate, [2] and because of this suffered less of a social stigma than the sai, [3] due to the latter's perception as a peasant weapon. The jitte was wielded similarly to a knife since it shared many of the same characteristics.

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Jitte 2


  • Jitte (Scorpion Clan Coup, Scroll 3)


  1. Roleplaying in the Emerald Empire, p. 125
  2. Player's Guide: 2nd Ed, p. 40
  3. Complete Exotic Arms Guide, p. 26

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