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Tekken

The Knuckle Dusters of Ninja " Tekken "

Tekken

Tekken

The history of knuckle dusters is very long. If including individual brawls, the origin of boxing can be considered as old as that of human beings. Of course, the fist of a man is relatively fragile compared to that of a cast iron weapon that can be used time and time again. For that reason, men have used weapons attached to their hands as a substitution for fists for centuries. They are like "cestus", which ancient roman boxers wore on their hands or knuckle dusters that american ruffians liked to use in the wild west. Japanese ninjas also equipped themselves with knuckle dusters called " Tekken (S) ". The length of tekken was 100-120mm and weighed 200-250g, and they were made from iron. There were two types of tekken. One had a flat surface and the other had a flat surface with corners attached.
Ninjas inserted their fingers into tekkens and gripped them. Tekken were useful for both attacking and self protection. Of course, ninjas were able to injure their enemies only by hitting the enemy with a tekken. Not only that, in the case when ninjas used tekkens with corners, they could hurt their target by badly by rotating the tekken when striking. There were other ways that tekken could be used also. A Ninja could hold the tekken with only his forefinger and strike the tekken at his enemy when concealing it in his pocket. The enemy would not be able to understand what had hit him. It would be a strong mental shock for him. Tekkens couldnft be used to kill an enemy but they were perfect for inflicting enough pain and shock to disorientate the enemy and escape or continue their raid. Ninjas were also able to stop the blow of a sword or a club with a Tekken. The merit of tekkens was that they were very light and small and easy to conceal while being very useful when fighting.