A kama was a farming implement similar to a sickle or a very small scythe, used for reaping crops, and also used at times as a peasant weapon. It was reputed to be a favorite weapon of the ninja. [1] They were usually made of a short shaft of wood no more than two feet in length with a slightly-curved tapering blade extending from the top of the shaft at a right angle. The blade was generally sharpened on the inside of the curve only. Those who wielded kama in combat often use them in pairs. [2] The Yoritomo family adopted them as their official weapon. Even the Mantis Clan Champion generally carried a matched set of kama. [3]

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Kama 2


Peasant using a kama

Peasant using a kama

Kama 3

Farmer's Kama


  1. Roleplaying in the Emerald Empire, p. 125
  2. Complete Exotic Arms Guide, p. 28
  3. Book of Water, p. 30

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