The Kusarigama was a popular weapon of choice for the Ninja. Comprising of a ball and chain attached to a kama, the Kusarigama had multiple uses in combat.
The Ninja could use the Kusarigama to easily fend off sword attacks by wrapping their foe’s sword and arms with the ball and chain. The Kusarigama also allowed the Ninja to use the Kama end as a blunt force melee weapon, which could inflict serious damage if landed correctly. The ball and chain were long enough that were a Ninja able to entangle their foe, they would close distance and finish the job.