Sunday, June 1, 2008

Weapons and monks

The usual three this month.

Hidden and deceptive weapons show up in several titles so I am expanding the entries related to them. Also the monk's staff gets an entry due to it also being common in many titles.

kakushibuki (hidden weapon) 隠し武器

shakujô (monk's staff) 錫杖

shikomibuki (deceptive weapon) 仕込武器


Aje said...

On page 94 of Rurouni Kenshin V. 20 (Act 172: Rememberance 7), one of the characters talking about a weapon he just used says (translated), "it's called 'chûsen". I got it from a friend who loves 'shadow instruments'. Is this another example of a kakushibuki?

Gilles Poitras said...

It would be as it can be concealed easily.

However I find no record of such a weapon actually existing.