TMNT Raphael Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pair of sai 21 1/2"

TMNT Raphael Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pair of sai 21 1/2"

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Raphael (or Raph), a fictional character, is one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT). He carries two sai. He is usually depicted as being aggressive, sullen, and rebellious. According to his creators he is the second youngest of the four and he is co-creator Kevin Eastman's favorite Turtle. In the Mirage comics all four turtles wear red bandanas, but unlike his brothers in other versions, he is the only one who keeps a red bandana. The origin of Raphael's anger is not always fully explored, but in some incarnations appears to stem partly from the realization that they are the only creatures of their kind and ultimately alone. He also has a somewhat turbulent relationship with his older brother Leonardo because he is the group leader. He is generally the most likely to experience extremes of emotion. He is named after Raphael Sanzio.
 
 
Its curved prongs will help to protect your hands while you disarm your opponent.  Then you can easily thrust through his torso with the sharp point at the end of each blade! 

The sai is found predominently in Okinawa (there is evidence of similar sais in India, China, Malaysia and Indonesia). Sai are often believed to have originated as an agricultural tool used to measure stalks, plow fields, plant rice, or to hold cart wheels in place, though the evidence for this is limited. Another belief, perhaps not as widely held, is that they were modeled after the San-Ku-Chu. Its basic form is that of an unsharpened dagger, with two long, unsharpened projections (tsuba) attached to the handle. The very end of the handle is called the knuckle. Sai are constructed in a variety of forms. Some are smooth, while others have an octagonal middle prong. The tsuba are traditionally symmetrical, however, the Manji design developed by Taira Shinken employs oppositely facing tsuba.

The sai's have distinctive shape. With skill, it can be used effectively against a long sword by trapping the sword's blade in the sai's tsuba. There are several different ways of wielding the sai in the hands, which give it the versatility to be used both lethally and non-lethally.

Traditionally, sai were carried in threes, two at the side, and a third tucked behind, in case one was disarmed or to pin an enemy's foot to the sandy Okinawan ground. If projected, sai's have a lethal range of about 20-30 feet. The sai was typically used against an opponent with a sword, bo or other long range attack items. The heavy iron (or in contemporary versions, steel) sai concentrate enough force to punch through armor.

Our sai are made of solid steel and have an octagonal shape. Our Sai come in sizes from 15 inches to 21.5 inches and in shiny chrome or black finish. Make sure to choose the color and size for you.

Our Sai Feature:

  • Quality steel construction
  • Synthetic wrapped handles
  • Choose your Size and color
  • Sold in Pairs
 
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