Kunai – Ninjutsu Martial Arts Weapon

The Kunai was a traditional Ninjutsu weapon used by the Shinobi (or better known in the West as Ninja) during missions of espionage (spying), assassination, etc.

It was a multipurpose tool that could be used for digging holes in walls, as a stabbing weapon, as a climbing tool, etc. Originally, the Kunai was based on a Japanese farming tool (i.e. gardening trowel).Traditionally, only the tip of the Kunai was sharpened.

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The Making of a Kunai


  1. Kashiwa Bujinkan Ninjustu, Traditional Weapons Used In Ninjutsu, http://www.kbninjutsu.com/weapons.html, Added – 06/03/14