Ninja Weapons Wall Slide-show.

Weapons. The Site Cameras are... emptied. Herein. Wall-to-Wall Weaponry Slide-show. Our World Legends. Minimal chat and background Music... too. photocredit/thanks:weaponcollector

Weapons. The Site Cameras are… emptied. Herein. Wall-to-Wall Weaponry Slide-show. Our World Legends. Minimal chat and background Music… too. photocredit/thanks:weaponcollector

 

WEAPONS of the NINJA and associated MARTIAL TRADITIONS helped shape much of the ancient world they were used and lived in.

Many are rather unique and classical in their form oft. adapted to suit the particular circumstances required.

Inventive indeed (click).

 

A very large variety.

Battle-field and training alike.

 

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A…

NINJA

Weapons Wall

Slide-show,..

…tis just a show-case Way,..

…to show-case such WAYs indeed;..

…in deed and in fact… too.

 

Some, over time and deeds became LEGENDARY…indeed (click).

Many included within Our World Legends.

A select few feature in various… as well.

 

photocredit/thanks:togetherwerise

photocredit/thanks:togetherwerise

 

A LEGEND OF AMAKUNI for example, from the 7th/8th century;

tells of the WEAPONS LEGEND explanation whereby the KATANA, a single-edged Sword

was obtained by the simple division of KEN

the double-bladed Sword.

 

Simple…yet

 

The HISTORY of such as NINJA WEAPONS involves so much more than War and associated Combat.

 

ANCIENT JAPAN…community + co.

 

TOKUGAWA CASTLE, EDO... Japan. photocredit/thanks:elteprompthu

TOKUGAWA CASTLE, EDO… Japan. photocredit/thanks:elteprompthu

 

From the settlements of Community and Defence necessity;

…also via the MINING and then ALCHEMY OF FIRE.

 

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the ANCIENT SWORD-MAKERS applied to create these unique weaponry items and onto

the BUDO MASTERS who personally refined technique and method.

 

And themselves.

 

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photocredit/thanks:joongdokwan

 

This training too for example would involve the interpretation of actions via THE ARTS OF WAR, THE DOJO and even the somewhat frivolous organised ‘ Hunts ‘ of the BUSHI SAMURAI

whereby wild animals such as quite large Boars or Deer forced/cornered into active COMBAT.

 

Live training indeed…with the losing party…

buried or eaten.

 

NINJA

WEAPONS WALL

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The SLIDE-SHOW comprises the SITE DATABASE OF

NINJA +co…WEAPONRY related pics.

 

Please Start at the Feature Photo.

for some 200+ weaponry related pics…mostly.

The Slide-show: Weapon Wall.

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Shuriken, Spike and Projectile. Throwing up…

Throwing Weapons is an Ancient Art. Stone cold Truths and Our World Legends say this started with... stones... hot or cold isn't mentioned actually. Soon enough... other stuff was being tossed... all over the World. In Japan... long ago it seems... this became an Art of War... a Martial Art. Herein. Some specialist tossing utensils. The long and short,.. star and other potent projectiles... too. Slide-show, Toss Intel... and other such... sharp pointed stuff.

Throwing Weapons is an Ancient Art. Stone cold Truths and Our World Legends say this started with… stones… hot or cold isn’t mentioned actually. Soon enough… other stuff was being tossed… all over the World. In Japan… long ago it seems… this became an Art of War… a Martial Art. Herein. Some specialist tossing utensils. The long and short,.. star and other potent projectiles… too. Slide-show, Toss Intel… and other such… sharp pointed stuff.

 

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Ninja Instructors oft… throw up.

Their Weapons.

 

Any direction… actually.

This a lesson i, Shiro learnt early in my training.

One aspect that even such as Hollyweed got right.

 

Besides how hard Training can be… that is.

 

After Sticks came Stones… so Our World Legends say.

…The rest… is History. For,..

…other items… soon were tossed… too.

 

In Japan… a lil’ while back in History and Herstory.

 

Samurai, Ninja, Priests,.. the general Public… as well.

 

These Weapons tended to be…

Shuriken, Spike and Projectile.

Throwing up…

… or in any direction and getting the Target though,..

…is quite hard work indeed.

 

Training Time and Tips it seems herein.

 

QUITE A MOUTHFUL... MOVIE MAYHEM STYLE. gifcredit/thanks:youtube/4gifs

QUITE A MOUTHFUL… MOVIE MAYHEM STYLE. gifcredit/thanks:youtube/4gifs

Heads Up…

First Up…

…Safety First.

 

Paramount in any Training session is Safety.

Yours and Others.

The Weaponry discussed herein can injure, maim and kill.

 

Designed to cut into and penetrate skin, tissue and muscle.

Thrown or held in hand for Combat.

 

These are not playthings.

 

As with any such… maintain your Respect.

 

Live Weaponry is the wielder’s responsibility.

Follow Instructions and Protocols.

Train Safely.

 

 

(…As an 😉 aside here: Know where the Dojo First Aid Kit is.

…Also;.. make or buy a small Basic one…

…keep with/in your Training Bag…

…along with some Freeze Spray and Heat Ointment.)

 

A Typical Training Target.

A Typical Training Target.

 

Shinobi SHURIKEN Selection... photocredit/thanks:pinterest

Shinobi SHURIKEN Selection… photocredit/thanks:pinterest

 

Hold Up…

…Check Up.

 

Maintenance and Care of your Training Weaponry essential for longevity and Safety.

Keep the sharp Tips tip-top sharp… minimises bounce off/ricochet.

 

This means;..

Gentle pressure on a Fine Grade Sharpening Stone.

Remove minimal steel when honing.

Keep rust/chemical-free, oil as req’d.

Pad and Pack appropriately noting above.

 

Basic Leather Pouch,.. or Cloth Roll.

Other ideas are the old style Floppy Disk Ten Pack Containers or small Wooden Boxes.

 

There are many shapes and sizes as shown in the pics above and below.

Some specialised types come with various coatings applied.

Slightly differing in flight characteristics, purposes and so forth.

 

Cost… too.

 

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The SHURIKEN... several variety of star or projectile type. Can also be bladed. The atypical and iconic ' throwing star '; SHURIKEN's literal meaning is ' palm blade '. The SHURIKEN is often referred to as a ' hibuki/kakushibuki ' or ' secret/concealed ' type Weapon. Carried in loosely tied packs/bundles within one's clothes. A distracting or hindering weapon in basic concept though other uses such as aiding punching/striking/blocking are also noted. The Art soon became a Tradition, usually being referred to as SHURIKEN JUTSU. First chronicled around 1080 ish, referred to as ' shuriken ni utsu ' in the HIYORI no KI which describes many of the events of the Later Three Years War ' Gosannen no Eki '. An olden RYU that still continues the Tradition is that of the MEIFU SHINKAGE RYU. Many of the techniques inherent involve both Sword and SHURIKEN, in combination or with consecutive movements/actions. Btw...BOTH of these weapons...Can be used/thrown to surprising effect...or to simply... effect surprise indeed. photocredit/thanks:thelinkueininja

The SHURIKEN… several variety of star or projectile type. Can also be bladed. The atypical and iconic ‘ throwing star ‘; SHURIKEN’s literal meaning is ‘ palm blade ‘. The SHURIKEN is often referred to as a ‘ hibuki/kakushibuki ‘ or ‘ secret/concealed ‘ type Weapon. Carried in loosely tied packs/bundles within one’s clothes. A distracting or hindering weapon in basic concept though other uses such as aiding punching/striking/blocking are also noted. The Art soon became a Tradition, usually being referred to as SHURIKEN JUTSU. First chronicled around 1080 ish, referred to as ‘ shuriken ni utsu ‘ in the HIYORI no KI which describes many of the events of the Later Three Years War ‘ Gosannen no Eki ‘. An olden RYU that still continues the Tradition is that of the MEIFU SHINKAGE RYU. Many of the techniques inherent involve both Sword and SHURIKEN, in combination or with consecutive movements/actions. Btw…BOTH of these weapons…Can be used/thrown to surprising effect…or to simply… effect surprise indeed. photocredit/thanks:thelinkueininja

 

Throw Up…

…thy hands…for;..

a Shiro… decisive and…

…incisive Ninja and Kunoichi Cost-Cutting…

…Tip.

 

Sharp as indeed,.. in deed and in fact… too.

A cheaper and easy to make alternative for the Spike Type.

 

Is to… grab a stack of the large wood squareish ChopSticks;..

…sort and keep all the un-lacquered ones.

Trim length slightly… Sharpen one end;..

…Soak in Oil… to add weight etc.

 

Once suitably oiled and weighted down… toss…

…up or anywhere,..on Target;..

…to your heart’s and wallets… content… and relief as well.

 

The above procedure will produce a lighter Spike that flies fairly true.

Great for projectile practice.

Getting the Arm and Body motions to flow smoothly.

 

Once mastered, the transition to the Real Thing much simpler as the extra weight easily adjusted to.

 

This can then be applied to ANY OBJECT per se,..

…that you may wish to toss… away.

Way toward the Target… that is.

 

Tis Time... for tossing.

Tis Time… for tossing.

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Who’s Up.?.

Name calling is also an Art.

 

Here’s a Glossary Type for personal perusal.

Yours.

 

Shuriken : 手裏剣 Throwing Star/Palm Blade.

Shaken 車剣 Wheel type.

Kurumaken : above alternative name.

 

Bō Shuriken 棒手裏剣 Stick/Spike type.

Hira Shuriken 平手裏剣 Flat type.

 

Biao : Pin type.

Harigata : Needle type.

Higuruma  : Fuse, Oil and Gunpowder type.

Hokogata : Spear type.

Kugigata : Nail type.

Kankyuto : Piercing type.

Kogata : Utility Knife type.

Kozuka : Small knife kept in Sword Scabbard.

Kunaigata : Farming Tool type.

Matsubatagata : Pine Needle type.

Senban : Lathe Plate/Blade type.

Tantogata : Knife type.

Teppan : Metal/Iron Plate type.

Tetsumari : Ball shaped spiky type.

Uchibari : Large Needle type.

 

Shurikenjutsu :  手裏剣術

 

Modern Tech. has updated this Weapons approach-

…with the not so humble Gunnery type.

Which toss out a lot.

 

Ways too many… to catch… too.

 

Full on Tossers indeed,.. in deed and in fact…

…also.

 

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What’s Up…

… with the Law.?. you may ask spikily… now.

 

These Weapon Forms have oft been banned in times and places.

Their hidden nature per se… objected to.

Tactical advantage… lawfully disadvantaged.

 

Check your Local Area for applicable,..

…prior to you tossing yours… around.

 

These and the nature of the surprise and stealth aspects have induced many Schools over the years to go underground per se. Thus the large variety of Type and Training. This was simply added to the Training Menu of the School concerned… usually as Supplementary to their main focus.

Generally included in the olden Martial (…war…) Systems referred to as the Bugei or Sogo-bugei.

Of which… there were/are many… also.

Quite a few Historical Schools specialising in this Weapon Form over the years… as well.

 

Throwing Techniques termed : Dakenjutsu

Combat Techniques termed : Shokenjutsu

 

Tetsumari type. photocredit/thanks:ninjaencyclopedia

Tetsumari type. photocredit/thanks:ninjaencyclopedia

Heads Up… again,..

For safety and minimising ricochet rampage,..

…Targets… are Not Hard Wood… at all.

 

Old bamboo Tatami Mats… ideal… though lil’ messy.

Stacked/Tied Thickish Packs of Layers of Cardboard… also messy.

Rubber/Carpet matting of suitable thickness (…app. 20mm…)

… ideal… not so messy… too.

 

Not as thick as some though… cos;..

…remember the bounce… off,..

 

…coming yours or others Ways.

 

OLDEN SHURIKEN TYPES... photocredit/thanks:thepinsta

OLDEN SHURIKEN TYPES… photocredit/thanks:thepinsta

Catch Up…

…on Chuck Ups.

 

Throwing the Shuriken is technically simple.

 

You don’t.

Throw… at all… that is.

 

The action is much more akin to that of the Fishing Rod/Pole.

Cast.

Releasing.

Casting.

 

The lighter than a Ball weight per se… and the intent…

…totally different.

Throwing your balls… so to speak that normal Ways…

…means lil’ attention given to spin and tumbling of the ball concerned.

 

Herein… we want… none of that.

No rough n tumble indeed it seems,..

…in deed and in fact… too.

 

Herein… Directed Release… the better terms.

 

gifcredit/thanks:youtube/giphy

gifcredit/thanks:youtube/giphy

 

The Basics… of…

Throwing Up…

… and other directions… as well.

 

With the Spike Type:

Throwing with the Arm and Hands is usually made in a circular fashion.

Freely… loosely.

This can generate in an appropriately weighted object… great speed.

Also imparts rotation.

 

Throwing  Spike Shuriken + co. correctly simply involves the control of that.

Of Object Velocity and Rotational Speed.

A Directed Release therefore thereof.

 

Cup your hand slightly.

The bump or ridge that forms at the base of your thumb.

Tis where the Stick/Spike ones… butt end… sits.

Resting and lying comfortably ‘tween first and second fingers.

The sharp end peeks out behind fingertips.

 

The Thumb comes across to support… lightly.

 

photocredit/thanks:yamatobudogu

photocredit/thanks:yamatobudogu

 

As the throw is made:

The palm placement pushes/presses against the Spike whilst/as the moving Arm flexes up n then down and wrist snapped etc.

 

Ensures a flat trajectory… tossed fast… basically.

Over the short to mid range.

 

From any position and in any direction is also practiced.

Once understood,..

…the Basics are added to with varying grips and other throwing implements/tools/weapons.

 

For example:

The Star Type involves different Grip Methods that are more pistol like/pinch grip- slightly behind the point area,.. whereby the finger and wrist aid in applying max. rotation also.

Flicks and timed Wrist Snaps work… hand in hand to…

…cover distance and generate power.

 

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SHINOBI SUPASTARS... photocredit/thanks:pinterest

SHINOBI SUPASTARS… photocredit/thanks:pinterest

 

Spiking… your Punch.

Modern Versions include Keys, Rulers, Pens, Small Torches, Tools etc.

Shokenjutsu… The Hand-Held Techniques.

 

Spikes + co. add steel to your defence capabilities.

Attacks… too.

Small, hidden… and pointedly surprising.

 

Maybe not quite up to Wolverine’s.

Useful nonetheless indeed.

 

Usually simply held in the hand they can aid Blocking Oppo and/or Weaponry.

Adds impact effectiveness to most of your Actions.

Punch, Pressure Points, Trap Aid, Twist/Leverage Device, Bony/Light Armored areas present no issue etc.

Differing Grips to suit.

 

Lightweight and easy to maneuver.

Variations usually socially acceptable and readily available items/objects.

 

The Tool/Object usually kept hidden as best can to maximise effectiveness.

The… won’t know what hit ’em… attitude/approach.

 

Several of the Basic Throw Movements...L-R: Overarm/Sidearm/Backhand photocredit/thanks:tortueman

Several of the Basic Throw Movements…L-R: Overarm/Sidearm/Backhand photocredit/thanks:tortueman

 

Up… and at ’em…

The movements and throw positions herein discussed are generalised.

Actual positioning is dependent on many Combat Factors.

Forms and Style vary accordingly.

Consult your Instructor for particulars.

 

Whilst Training can not cover every possibility;

Once the Basic Motion understood and your Targeting…

…is in the main… right on target.

 

Add the number in your hand for consecutive or multiple throw(s).

Then add a fake-out movement… or a distraction/intimidation/warning… at a close object to attacker.

Double/both hand throw(s).

Whilst Falling and/or Rolling.

 

(…Learn… to avoid them… too…)

 

Practice throwing from any and every position you can achieve or get into.

Seated, Flat on floor, Standing, Kneeling, Walking, Running and so forth and so on.

 

Till You…

Ends Up…

Hands Up…

…emptied out…

… and have run out of tossable things.

 

Have fun… throwing up… ALL OVER.

Oft.

 

Just pick the right… Target.

 

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O... Kunoichi of the Wayward Wavy Hairstuff... Can't seem to do a thing with it.?. The Legends. Herein. Uncut.

O… Kunoichi of the Wayward Wavy Hairstuff… Can’t seem to do a thing with it.?. The Legends. Herein. Uncut.

 

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a SWORD of the SAMURAI OF JAPAN,.. 刀 the KATANA of the 武士/武家 . photocredit/thanks:pinterest

a SWORD of the SAMURAI OF JAPAN,.. 刀 the KATANA of the 武士/武家 . photocredit/thanks:pinterest

 

Shiro will now… Shut Up… too.

 

Our World Legends.

Be One.

 

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Hammer, Horse and Spear. A God… too.

ALL Weapons of War... when they belong to those Divine. Even the Gods of Yore used Weapons... usually to great effect,.. affecting lots... indeed. Our World Legends of ODIN... and his preferred Weaponry examined herein. WAR Hammer, Horse and Spear. Great Weapons it seems. A lil' bout Odin... too. Intel, Background Music. Shiro Style.

ALL Weapons of War… when they belong to those Divine. Even the Gods of Yore used Weapons… usually to great effect,.. affecting lots… indeed. Our World Legends of ODIN… and his preferred Weaponry examined herein. WAR Hammer, Horse and Spear. Great Weapons it seems. A lil’ bout Odin… too. Intel, Background Music. Shiro Style.

 

A Weapon of War.

Our World Legends are clear enough… oft crystal.

 

A Weapon of War. Odin is.

So these Legends say.

 

Odin is a Heavenly Martial Warrior with;..

Hammer,

Horse and Spear,..

…the Tools of his Trade.

A God… too…

…of times of Yore,.. and of the Legendary Norse.

An Elite Soldier,… with an… also… Legendary Horse.

 

An Elite Soldier and all that therein… entails.

 

The Horse he rides in on…

…this Horse btw,.. has also a… Tale… to tell.

 

A Tail too… and… SIX Legs.

Six.

 

(…Sometimes 8;..

…may depend on the Legend you ask: it seems indeed…)

 

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THE HORSE... THAT ODIN RIDES IN ON... AND THE 6 LEGS... THAT RIDE... TO VALHALLA AND... BACK photocredit/thanks:giye

THE HORSE… THAT ODIN RIDES IN ON… AND THE 6 LEGS… THAT RIDE… TO VALHALLA AND… BACK… photocredit/thanks:giye

 

Six Legs carry a God into War…

and then,.. later… into Valhalla… too.

A Multi-doored Hall for… fallen Heroes… who get up again,..

…to feast, sing… and be… merry.

 

Then go fight some more… and so forth and so on.

 

Whilst they wait for Ragnarök and the Final Battle…

…to end ALL other Battles,..

…or something like that… that is.

 

SLEIPNIR THE 6 LEGGED, GREAT SPEAR GUNGNIR, DIVINE SWORD and ICON... o... AND Bearded Wise and Old ODIN... too... with those cute lil' Fallen ANGEL... WINGS... on his Head.? Blind wardrobe peeps too methinks. : MODERN STATUARY. photocredit/thanks:celticattic

SLEIPNIR THE 6 LEGGED, GREAT SPEAR GUNGNIR, DIVINE SWORD and ICON… o… AND Bearded Wise and Old ODIN… too… with those cute lil’ Fallen ANGEL… WINGS… on his Head.? Blind wardrobe peeps too methinks. : MODERN STATUARY. photocredit/thanks:celticattic

 

The… Thirst of Odin.?.

Odin btw… eats very lil’.

 

…Well…

…nothing actually-whilst all the feasting and merriment goes on,..

…and on and on…

 

Just drinks Wine.

Honeyed Wine probably… MEAD.

 

Cos he can…

…he’s a God,.. after all.

 

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ODIN and the TRANSPIRER…

Odin has other Talents.

Besides an obvious personal issue with Alcohol… that is.

An issue whereby being Godlike means sustenance and nourishment can even be found in a Barrel.

 

Or Bottle and so forth.

Probably Mead.

 

A Tree… Transpiring… too.

 

Sounds… and Tastes… Divine.?.

 

Whilst such as Sir Isaac Newton,.. spent an afternoon under a Tree.

To realise and become aware of such as… Gravity.

 

To realise and become… Divinity.

Odin thus;..

A Topsy-Turvy… Master of… became.

 

A Modern Pictorial Symbol of the TREE OF LIFE... in NORSE-SPEAK... YGGDRASIL.

A Modern Pictorial Symbol of the TREE OF LIFE… in NORSE-SPEAK… YGGDRASIL.

 

Odin did.

For 9… NINE…

…Days.

 

NINE DAYS.!.

Hanging upside-down.

 

In and on and under… a Tree.

Quite a few more arvo’s than Sir Newts it seems.

Divine..!.?. God-like… even.

 

Hanging upside-down on a WORLD TREE.

For… NINE DAYS.

 

YGGDRASIL… is it’s name.

The Transpirer. A Tree.

The World’s… apparently… too.

 

Though Invisible.

 

YGGDRASIL... IS TALLER Still Than This... TALL TREE... IT SEEMS. JUST A LIL' INVISIBLE... Too.

YGGDRASIL… IS TALLER Still Than This… TALL TREE… IT SEEMS. JUST A LIL’ INVISIBLE… Too.

 

I,.. Shiro now… wonder no more.

A God of Chaos perhaps Odin be… too.

 

Well… imagine his World-view;..

Drunk as a Drunk… can be AND…

 

…upside-down.!. …invisible… as well.

 

How Divine. Simple.

 

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A TALE of a HORSE’s… TAIL.

 

Sleipnir.

Six legs.

A Tail.

Rides on Air, Land and more.

Hell Symbols adorn it’s coat.

Knows wherein Valhalla… too.

 

A Tale thus… also… to tell.

 

If only… Horses could talk.

Imagine…

…the Movie.

 

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Martial Warriors indeed.

Odin and Sleipnir.

 

Legends… (…Mister Ed… too.).

 

Divine Warriors also… akin to the Tengu of Japan.

Fallen Angels… that is.

 

A World-wide phenomenon and series of Legends therein indeed.

A lot of… leg-work… also.

 

Divine Martial Warrior.

 

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THE NEFILIM... FALLEN ANGELS. THE NEFILIM... FALLEN ANGELS.?. Some call this a... FALL.?. photocredit/thanks:wikimedia

THE NEFILIM… FALLEN ANGELS.?. Some call this a… FALL.?. photocredit/thanks:wikimedia

 

Odin… not Sleipnir.

 

Sleipnir’s Divine… but still… a Horse.

That Odin… rides in on.

 

War-Horse… that is.

Divine… Martial… too.

 

O... Rather Divine... Though... NOT SLEIPNIR. Has ONLY... 4 LEGS. NOPE... NOT SLEIPNIR Indeed it seems,.. in deed and in fact... too. Divine. Just... and rather.

O… Rather Divine… Though… NOT SLEIPNIR. Has ONLY… 4 LEGS. NOPE… NOT SLEIPNIR Indeed it seems,.. in deed and in fact… too. Divine. Just… and rather.

 

 

 

The Hammer… it’s Time.

A War-Hammer.

Mostly used by his son… Thor.

A War-Hammer… and much more it seems.

 

Mjollnir is it’s name.

 

The WAR-HAMMER is a powerful and in-close Combat Weapon.

Optional Throw.

Percussive and Concussive.

Smashes through… attacks and/or defences.

These Capabilities negated the rounded/curved Armor advantage over several other Weapons.

Allowed full force applications… people and buildings/structures.

 

Some were Spiked.

Many World-wide variations.

Hammer time… indeed.

 

By the Gods… it seems… also.

 

A WAR-HAMMER TYPE... photocredit/thanks:pinterest

A WAR-HAMMER TYPE… photocredit/thanks:pinterest

 

The Spear.

 

Gungnir… is it’s name.

 

A Legendary Great Spear.

Sharp… and to the point.

Ideal for Mid to long Range. Optional Throw.

 

Defensive and Offensive Capabilities.

Keep opponents at bay… or pierce their Defences.

 

Extreme versatility and maneuverability,.. also light-weight per se.

 

BTW... A JAPANESE GREAT SPEAR... The NIHONGO was passed over times and places... from EMPEROR MASATIAKI to SHOGUN ASHIKAGA YOSHIAKI to DAIMYO ODA NOBUNAGA to D. TOYOTOMI HIDEYOSHI to D. FUKUSHIMA MASANARI... Who then LOST THIS GREAT SPEAR... IN A DRINKING BET... to MORI TAHEI... and ON to THE FUKUOKA CITY MUSEUM,.. Where it is Displayed. This TALE of Owners... is RETOLD in the SONG KURODABUSHI. LEGEND. NIHONGO measured some 7-10 ft. dependent on sections used. BLADE LENGTH app.80cm.

BTW… A JAPANESE GREAT SPEAR… The NIHONGO was passed over times and places… from EMPEROR MASATIAKI to SHOGUN ASHIKAGA YOSHIAKI to DAIMYO ODA NOBUNAGA to D. TOYOTOMI HIDEYOSHI to D. FUKUSHIMA MASANARI… Who then LOST THIS GREAT SPEAR… IN A DRINKING BET… to MORI TAHEI… and ON to THE FUKUOKA CITY MUSEUM,.. Where it is Displayed. This TALE of Owners… is RETOLD in the SONG KURODABUSHI. LEGEND. NIHONGO measured some 7-10 ft. dependent on sections used. BLADE LENGTH app.80cm.

 

Crafted out of high quality Woods and Steels etc.

Large variety of shapes and sizes.

 

Japanese Martial Legend,.. Hattori Hanzo had a 14ft. G.SPEAR.

 

Many World-wide variations.

Reinforced Shafts, Chain Add-ons, Spiked,..

…Straight-/Shaped-/Curved- Bladed, Snare/Snag Points

 

…and many more such pointed Weaponry ideas.

 

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THE Horse…

…he rides in on.

 

Sleipnir.

 

6 Legged.

Fast… probably furious too…

…at times.

 

War-Horse.

Armored.

Defensive and Offensive Capabilities.

 

In and out… of trouble… lil’ quicker.

Mainly Olden Transport/Supply and “…Tank like…” War Duties.

Training and Personality may include/enhance various abilities.

 

 

All of our Elder Civilisations,..

…such as that of Sumer or Egypt rode Horses.

Into War… and many other places.

 

Battle effectiveness progressed as did Technology.

Saddle, Stirrups, Reins, Carriages and so forth.

Armor… too.

Light- to Heavy- Cavalry options.

 

A variety of Duties including Reconnaissance, Patrols and Communication.

 

DUTIES DONE… DIVINELY.

The Horse of Odin… had other Duties,.. Divine that is.

The Path to Valhalla lies in some type of Inter-Dimensional Realm.

 

Sleipnir with 6 Legs knew well the Route.

Many Wars indeed did Odin partake… of.

In deed and in fact… too.

 

Along with his cadre of Warrior Women… the Valkyries.

Women of War… too.

Associated with Strength and Survival on the fields of Battle.

 

A Soldier’s Fate therein…

…therein their Hands and Hearts.

 

ONE OF THE ANGELIC VALKYRIEN OF WAR... Long-Haired Feminine yet Warrior,.. Horse, Spear, Shield... CROW...too. Compadre of ODIN... also. photocredit/thanks:pnarbo/wikimedia

ONE OF THE ANGELIC VALKYRIEN OF WAR… Long-Haired Feminine yet Warrior,.. Horse, Spear, Shield… CROW…too. Compadre of ODIN… also. photocredit/thanks:pnarbo/wikimedia

 

Sleipnir,.. the 6 Legged oft led the Valhalla Way.

In and Out… Over and Under… too it seems.

 

6 Feet… at a time.

Six…

 

…Probably… just a rather… far lap… then.

 

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photocredit/thanks:ancientpages

photocredit/thanks:ancientpages

 

Some Other…

…Divine Qualities of Odin.?.

 

In addition to his Godly Martial-ness… Odin is an animal…

…and bird Lover per se.

Divine Multi-Taskers,.. the better preference it seems.

 

Besides Sleipnir the Legged 6;

Oft pictured with such as Eagles, Crows… and Dogs/Wolves.

See pics herein… elsewhere too.

 

photocredit/thanks:wikispaces

photocredit/thanks:wikispaces

 

Crows,.. Huginn and Muginn;..

-aka… “…Thought…” and “…Mind Memory…”.

World-wide fly-bys… and fly-overs.

 

Lotsa flapping of Wings and so on.

Intel and News Reporter Duties therein. Daily.

 

Also Two Dogs.

 

The… Dogs of War,.. i, Shiro… presume thereabouts.?.

Duties include Patrols, Static Throne Guard Duty, Chase and Catch… those at War, Rest and Rec. at Valhalla.

Optional ravaging and Bone gnawing.

 

Geri… and… Freki.

The “…Ravenous Ones…“.

 

Lotsa… Legs… in total therein indeed.

 

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A DIVINE… FINAL FANTASY.

 

For those with an interest;

Odin is an iconic Computer Game Character… also.

A Legend therein… too.

 

The series FINAL FANTASY

Features Odin and several others of note usually,..

…as a form of Special Attack vis the Summons Ability.

 

6 Legged Sleipnir… too.

Our World Legends.

 

Of Yore… and… now… here too.

 

A COMPUTER GAMES VERSION... SLEIPNIR... THE 6 LEGGED... ODIN... TOO... WITH JUST... TWO. photocredit/thanks:inhdw

A COMPUTER GAMES VERSION… SLEIPNIR… THE 6 LEGGED… ODIN… TOO… WITH JUST… TWO. photocredit/thanks:inhdw

 

 

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Legendary Swords. Slide-show. Top 25.

Swords from Our World LEGENDs have sliced their way through Martial History and onto everlasting fame... or notoriety. Their heroic deeds have also long brought inspiration into the hearts of many. Metaphorically speaking that is.!. Truth and Myth combined in a blade. Though the reality of history and usage of each is sometimes quite unclear they ALL captivate and charm indeed. Herein... a Top 25. Shiro style it seems. The Slide-show. Dreamy background Music... too.

Swords from Our World LEGENDs have sliced their way through Martial History and onto everlasting fame… or notoriety. Their heroic deeds have also long brought inspiration into the hearts of many. Metaphorically speaking that is.!. Truth and Myth combined in a blade. Though the reality of history and usage of each is sometimes quite unclear they ALL captivate and charm indeed. Herein… a Top 25. Shiro style it seems. The Slide-show. Dreamy background Music… too.

 

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LEGENDARY SWORDS.

SLIDE-SHOW. TOP 25.

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(…btw…Please note that NOT ALL of the above Photo images are of the Originals…)

 

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The Gurkha. Their Knife. The Slide-show.

Elite Soldiers such as The GURKHA have long been a part of MILITARY HISTORY within Our World Legends. From Mountainous NEPAL this Tradition emanated on the orders of their KING. Their Weapon of choice... the GURKHA KNIFE is herein laid bare. SLIDE-SHOW, Intel,.. LEGENDS and more... too. Shiro style. THE GURKHA. THEIR KNIFE. photocredit/thanks:schoolsyrdsb

Elite Soldiers such as The GURKHA have long been a part of MILITARY HISTORY within Our World Legends. From Mountainous NEPAL this Tradition emanated on the orders of their KING. Their Weapon of choice… the GURKHA KNIFE is herein laid bare. SLIDE-SHOW, Intel,.. LEGENDS and more… too. Shiro style. THE GURKHA. THEIR KNIFE. photocredit/thanks:schoolsyrdsb

 

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Elite Soldiers oft follow Methods and Traditions.

The GURKHA,.. a prime example.

 

Their Traditional Weapon of choice; The Gurkha Knife.

 

A Knife that is a shortish, sharp and curved,..

…MACHETE Type Sword.

 

A Knife of LEGENDS.

photocredit/thanks:pinterest

photocredit/thanks:pinterest

THE GURKHA…

…are Soldier’s of NEPAL (click).

THEIR KNIFE…

… is the KUKRI… (Khukuri)… and…

…The LEGENDS of this Knife flow on from a History of some length.

 

Like the Knife… itself.

 

NEPAL...+co.

NEPAL…+co.

 

As with most of this Type,.. the KUKRI has one bladed edge.

 

Oft accompanied by a pair of small UTILITY KNIVES.

These are placed into Scabbard Pockets and are used as Fire Flint-Strikers, Sharpeners, Skinning Wild-life and other such typical pen-knife applications.

 

All bound in a sturdy SCABBARD.

Of Wood and Leather… with add-ons.

 

…In Nepali: खुकुरीKhukuri.

 

Pronounced KOO-ka-ree, a SANSKRIT derivation meaning… Razor.

 

photocredit/thanks:sirkukriblogspot

photocredit/thanks:sirkukriblogspot

A SHORT HISTORY OF NEPAL.

Nepal’s History and Details of it’s Lands of Yore appear lil’ in the LEGENDS and Records.

The KIRATA Peoples of the 7/8th Century A.D. appear first mentioned in the later INDIAN EPIC “SANSCRIT MAHABHARATA TEXT

 

Such as LORD SHIVA, LORD BUDDHA and VALMIKI are told of therein (click).

 

A Goddess... Shakti and Shiva. Herein. The Legends. Blue. Ambidextrous.

A Goddess… Shakti and Shiva. Herein. The Legends. Blue. Ambidextrous.

 

A NEPAL NIGHT TEMPLE VIEW.

A NEPAL NIGHT TEMPLE VIEW.

The decline of the KIRATA led to this Valley Empire being dominated by several Dynasty at various stages.

Such as the LICCHAVI,.. MALLA,.. and SHAH are noted.

 

These in turn gave way to…DEMOCRACY… AND CIVIL WAR… too (click).

Currently Termed a Federal Democratic Republic.

  • सङ्घीय लोकतान्त्रिक गणतन्त्र नेपाल
  • Sanghiya Loktāntrik Ganatantra Nepāl

The Constitution of Nepal adopted in 2017 recognises a seven-state Country region.

 

Nepal is a rugged mountainous, hilly Land with fertile Plains and all the associated diverse Geography…

…including…

The HIMALAYAS.

Eight of the Worlds top 10 tallest Mountains are within this Range.

 

Mt.EVEREST… the tallest.

 

NEPAL. THE EVEREST. THE MOUNT.

NEPAL. THE EVEREST. THE MOUNT.

 

Eight Gurkha men depicted in a British Indian painting. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the British employed Indian artists to illustrate the manners and customs of India and to record scenes of monuments, deities, festivals, and occupations. This is one such 'Company' painting commissioned by William Fraser in 1815 whilst he was Deputy Resident of Delhi. photocredit/thanks:flickr/daviddb

Eight Gurkha men depicted in a British Indian painting. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the British employed Indian artists to illustrate the manners and customs of India and to record scenes of monuments, deities, festivals, and occupations. This is one such ‘Company‘ painting commissioned by William Fraser in 1815 whilst he was Deputy Resident of Delhi. photocredit/thanks:flickr/daviddb

 

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THE KUKRI…

 

…The Kukri is the national as well as the religious weapon of the Gurkhas.
 It is obligatory for a Gurkha to carry it while awake and to place it under
the pillow when retiring…

  • Maharaja Padma Shamser Jangbahadur Rana
       (Prime Minister and Supreme Commander…1948.)

 

The shape and style of the KUKRI is an ancient one indeed it seems.

A distinctive curved and weighted design.

Refs and Sculptures indicate the Weapons of such as the Ancient Macedonians and Scythians resemble the GURKHA KNIFE (click).

The broad heavy Blade is multi-functional.

 

Ax,.. Machete and Knife capabilities per se.

Clearing undergrowth, Wood chopping, Hunting… A can-opener… too.

 

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The Blacksmiths (…LOHAR…) of the KHUKURI TRADITION belong to the KAMI CLAN.

Trained from a very early age (…at 5+ years of age…) the aspiring Blacksmiths spend several decades mastering their Craft. At approx. age 40…AND… capable of producing High quality goods,.. they are then considered MASTERS of the Blacksmith Arts.

 

The KUKRI has no specific set of dimensions as size, weight, balance and fit… are personal… and can be tweaked to suit… any-one… any-size… any-how etc.

 

(…Shiro’s Kukri for example… refer Slide-show below for pics…

…is approx. 48cm in length and 5.25cm width at Blade’s widest point…)

 

Though Modern Tech Methods supply mass produced products of good quality… the best… are still lovingly and professionally hand-made.

 

photocredit/thanks:vikingsword

photocredit/thanks:vikingsword

 

Fine and high Carbon Steel produce the better Blades.

Fluted and damascened.

 

Very good results can be achieved using such as Railway Tracks and old Motor Vehicle Leaf Spring Suspension Steel.

These contain high Carbon amounts.

Blades can be 1/4 inch thick, have and maintain sharp edging yet be extremely flexible… too.

Application stresses are easily dealt with whilst still maintaining Weapon integrity.

This is backed up by the prevalent method of a FULL TANG BLADE… all the way to the end of the Handle/Grip.

 

The majority of Modern makes are WOOD Handled,.. though Water-Buffalo Horns also used.

Ivory and Bone in the past also.

 

Secured by Rivets… with Resin to glue where needed.

Some bound with a Copper Band/Ring.

 

photocredit/thanks:gurkhaantiques

photocredit/thanks:gurkhaantiques

 

Leather Scabbards may be worked with Cloth or also engraved in some fashion.

The NOTCH(es)… (…termed…CHO…) located at the Blade end/Handle also allow fluid dispersion.

 

Religious LEGENDS and sentiments indicate the Notches… resemble a Cow’s Hoof… Cow’s being of Religious and veneratory worth in Nepal.

Symbolically represented on the National Icon that is the KUKRI.

 

Several Modern variations also include a recess groove near the Blade Back.

Liquid dispersal and weight reduction thereof .

 

photocredit/thanks:ebay

photocredit/thanks:ebay

 

The KUKRI of the GURKHA from NEPAL.

Groovy indeed,.. in deed and in fact… too.

 

Somewhat LEGENDARY it seems… as well.

Tis not just a Combat Knife per se.

Though tis indeed a Knife for a particular style of Combat.

 

The GURKHA.

LEGENDS.

 

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खुकुरी KUKRI…

THE SLIDE-SHOW.

 

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Alexander the Great... Personal... Great Sword. photocredit/thanks:pinterest

Alexander the Great… Personal… Great Sword. photocredit/thanks:pinterest

 

 

Chained To The Wall. The Slide-show.

CHAINS of STEEL and ROPE and FIBRE... Are oft UNIQUE ADD-ONS to the varied WEAPON FORMS. Join Shiro in a SLIDE-SHOW SEARCH of the Site Chainery Finery. Our World LEGENDS OF FIRE, MINING AND STEEL MAKING... and BLACK-SMITHS INTEL... too. Types from olden to modern... mainly NINPO JAPANESE Style it seems. Many utilised by SHINOBI at different times and places... even unto... and onto... Walls for example. CHAINED to the... A visual dedication and some scratchings. Shiro style.

CHAINS of STEEL and ROPE and FIBRE… Are oft UNIQUE ADD-ONS to the varied WEAPON FORMS. Join Shiro in a SLIDE-SHOW SEARCH of the Site Chainery Finery. Our World LEGENDS OF FIRE, MINING AND STEEL MAKING… and BLACK-SMITHS INTEL… too. Types from olden to modern… mainly NINPO JAPANESE Style it seems. Many utilised by SHINOBI at different times and places… even unto… and onto… Walls for example. CHAINED to the… A visual dedication and some scratchings. Shiro style.

 

 A FAN of the Fan.?. Herein. The Legends flapped about. photocredit/thanks:fanboyconfidential

A FAN of the Fan.?. Herein. The Legends flapped about. photocredit/thanks:fanboyconfidential

 

CHAINS of STEEL and ROPE and FIBRE…

…Are oft UNIQUE ADD-ONS to the varied WEAPON FORMS.

Thus;..

CHAINED TO THE WALL…

… Is the SITE’S… and Shiro’s dedication in the visual.

To;..

 

…Our World LEGENDS of FIRE, MINING and STEEL Making…

…and BLACK-SMITHS INTEL… too (click).

LEGENDS. ALL.

 

(…Here’s another fiery yet LEGENDARY Sweet… type of sound…)

 

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CHAINING IT ALL TOGETHER... BLACKSMITH STYLE it seems indeed. Herein. The Emperor who became an Apprentice... all for Sword Love. gifcredit/thanks:giphy

CHAINING IT ALL TOGETHER… BLACKSMITH STYLE it seems indeed. Herein. The Emperor who became an Apprentice… all for Sword Love. gifcredit/thanks:giphy

 

Do not be roped into assuming and thinking that this CORD/ROPE/CHAIN/HAIR section of some of the ANCIENT WEAPONS herein or therein and so on,.. is just a simple item or after-thought (click).

Great care and technical production was indeed and as well put into their processing and manufacture according to the needs of the time and place… and Customer.

 

THE LEGENDS OF FIRE ARE MANY... THE LEGEND OF HOW WE SET THIS TOWN ON FIRE ARE... JUST ONE. LEGENDARY ONE THAT IS. IN 1962... Shiro's BIRTH YEAR BTW... AND STILL BURNING... 2018 INDEED. CLICK SOME CHARCOAL TO GET ALL FIRED UP... LIKE THIS TOWN... TOO.

THE LEGENDS OF FIRE ARE MANY… THE LEGEND OF HOW WE SET THIS TOWN ON FIRE ARE… JUST ONE. LEGENDARY ONE THAT IS. IN 1962… Shiro’s BIRTH YEAR BTW… AND STILL BURNING… 2018 INDEED. CLICK SOME CHARCOAL TO GET ALL FIRED UP… LIKE THIS TOWN… TOO.

 

The making of the CHAIN for example became a sub-speciality within the Blacksmith’s Trade (click).

This was due to the intensive labour and time req. to forge high quality and strengthened chain-links. The end-product had to withstand strong forces indeed.

Defending fully and appropriately against such as the LEGENDARY KATANA Sword, YARI Spear or even larger NAGINATA Halberd is wrought with danger (…pun intended…or not…)

Indeed,.. in deed and in fact… too.

 

...O...KUNOICHI COSPLAY.?. A SPEAR OF DESTINY... LEGEND INDEED.?. CLICK THE CRYSTAL and SPEAR YOUR WAY... INTO THE ORIGIN WAYS OF JAPAN. 3 LEGENDARY WEAPONS. THE GREAT SPEARS 3 OF JAPAN. SLIDE-SHOW, LEGENDS, INTEL, TIPS AND...more... too. Shiro style pointedly indeed. photocredit/thanks:nargacosplay

…O…KUNOICHI COSPLAY.?. A SPEAR OF DESTINY… LEGEND INDEED.?. CLICK THE CRYSTAL and SPEAR YOUR WAY… INTO THE ORIGIN WAYS OF JAPAN. 3 LEGENDARY WEAPONS. THE GREAT SPEARS 3 OF JAPAN. SLIDE-SHOW, LEGENDS, INTEL, TIPS AND…more… too. Shiro style pointedly indeed. photocredit/thanks:nargacosplay

CHAINING

…IT ALL TOGETHER…

 

A unique smithing forge process of ‘ wakashitsuke ‘…

=of ‘ first seperate+then join ‘ became customary.

 

Every chain-link was to be forged individually and finally hammered PERFECTLY together.

Special MUD too, was applied to the link joins of each…

…as ANY weak link… would be fatal.

 

TO… the obvious UPSET USER,… AND,..

 

…later… the concerned Blacksmith’s Rep… too (click).

 

(… How to chain… Plant fibres, indeed it seems therein…)

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The Metal used was in the main; an IRON composite which,..

…if forged and joined correctly;..

…formed CHAIN RINGS of ultra high strength

 

Able to take on the HEAVY WEAPONRY.

The weakest link…

…would now be hard to find indeed.

 

Another classic.

 

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CHAINED TO THE WALL…

…WEAPONRY… THE SLIDE-SHOW:

…SHIRO STYLE.

 

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HISTORY IN CHAINS

 

Known (click) in the Japanese as  THE KUSARI… THE CHAIN ;

      and WAYS soon enough became a part of the SHINOBI TRADITIONS as well as that of the POLICE FORCES and associated SECURITY Details/Duties/Militia/Ops Work Types.

It has and had great attraction due in part to the strict SAMURAI LAWs.

Banning the mass Populace from the SWORD as an available Weaponry type for Self-Defence (… or otherwise…)… attracted… other Weapons as popular attention. Size and shapes and lengths etc could be easily varied and adapted.

Though a moderate plus Training regime required for proficient use, beginners… know how to swing things etc. Even novices can soon enough get whip like actions, entanglements, loops and basic strikes with minimal time applied…

…and lots attention to SAFETY DURING TRAINING… too.

 

…Just don’t get… chained to the wall.!. sayeth Shiro.

 

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NAMING CHAINING

 

KUSARI… THE CHAIN.

 

KARUTA KABUTO… CHAIN/PLATE HELMET.

KUSARI FUNDO… CHAIN WITH WEIGHTED ENDS.

KUSARI GUSOKU… CHAIN MAIL ARMOR (SUIT).

KUSARI KOTE… AS ABOVE, SLEEVES.

KUSARI HAN KOTE… AS ABOVE, GAUNTLETS/GLOVES.

KUSARI HANPO… AS ABOVE, FACE MASK.

KUSARI KATABIRA… AS ABOVE, JACKET/VEST.

KUSARI NODAWA… AS ABOVE, NECK/UP.TORSO GUARD.

KUSARI SHIKORO… AS ABOVE, NECK GUARD.

KUSARI TABI… AS ABOVE, SOCKS/SLIPPERS.

KUSARI YODARE KAKI… AS ABOVE, THROAT GUARD.

KUSARI ZUKIN…  AS ABOVE, HOOD.

 

(…a CLOTHES OF CHAIN… SLIDE-SHOW… below,..

YEAH YEAH YEAHS……MAPS

… a Chain Mail… to suit the female… too.)

 

KARAKURI NAMBAN… RIVETED CHAIN TYPE.

KIKKO… METAL PLATE(s); CHAIN HELD/TIES.

MANRIKI KUSARI… SHINOBI VARIATION.

 

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CLOTHES OF CHAIN

THE SLIDE-SHOW.

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KUSARI TABI... photocredit/thanks:wikimedia

KUSARI TABI… photocredit/thanks:wikimedia

 

 

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