White Wolf Hickory Octagon Kama
1 - Pair Hickory Octagon Handle Kama
The Appalachian Hickory Kama's, are Martial Arts practice weapons that are handcrafted and modeled after the traditonal Kama's.
They have been sanded and oiled to a fine finish.
These Kama's are weapon grade Appalachian hickory the hard wood is very flexible with superior shock strength and can be used to the impact level of light combat training.
Appalachian Hickory Kama's
Combat practice - light to moderate
Weight. - (1 lb)
Overall Handle Length (16 in.)
Blade Length (7 in.)
Blade and Handle Type: Hardwood Hickory
Using the Kama's
The Kama is usually wielded in a matched pair, one in each hand. The Kama is held with the hand near the bottom of the handle and the blade facing outward. The sharp edge of the Kama's blade is on the inside of the curve, so generally a cutting strike is executed by moving the blade past one's target and pulling inward. This allows the wielder to entrap the opponent with one Kama, using the other to deal a finishing blow or to ward off counter-attacks (although holding the opponent's weapon is often a means of preventing attack at all).
Blocking and parrying with a Kama can be accomplished either by using the inside of the curved blade to trap incoming strikes, or simply by using the outside of the blade to ward away strikes. This second method is faster and simpler to execute.
Hardwood Hickory Mechanical Properties
Hardwood Hickory – Weapons-grade is very hard to come by. It is the best in terms of a combination of high bending strength, stiffness, hardness, and resistance to shock. Most important, it resists suddenly applied loads very well. It is an excellent hardwood, it has the best combinations of qualities of any hardwood wood available.
Bending Strength – 18,764 psi
Maximum Crushing Strength – 9210 psi
Shearing Strength – 1215 psi
Static Bending – 7840 psi
Work to Maximum Load – 19-20 in-lbs./in.
Janka Hardness Scale – 1820-2460