Sunday, September 12, 2010

Crazy Owners Camouflage Ninja REVIEW II

More pictures taken of the Crazy Owners 1:6 scale 12-inch Camouflage Ninja (Limited Edition - only 200 pieces available worldwide) after having seen the outfit and weapons he comes with in the earlier post. The first review covered all the loose items and this post is about how it all comes together for a complete picture.

Crazy Owners Camouflage Ninja with ninja headgear (a bandanna worn over his mouth PLUS the hood with string tie for wearing over the head - the circular disc on the hood is a blade / weapon deflector), grey camouflage ninja outfit and Spilt Toe Ninja Tabi footwear.

What is unique about Crazy Owners 1:6 ninja compared to other 12-inch ninjas are the metal forearm and shin armor guards.

The Kunai (苦無) are tucked into his waist belt / sash with the nine-section whip wrapped cross-shoulder style around his body

The ninjatō (忍者刀), also known as ninjaken (忍者剣) or shinobigatana (忍刀), is the most common name for the Japanese sword that the ninja were thought to have carried. It is often depicted as being a short sword, often portrayed as having a straight blade with a square tsuba.

The Saya (鞘), Japanese term for a scabbard, carried on the ninja's back for keeping the sword when not in use, leaving both hands free for other tasks.

A closer view of the tsuba (鍔 or 鐔) - sword guard

The 1:6 scale nine-section whip, all made of metal including the metal connecting rings for each section.

Saya are normally manufactured from very lightweight wood, with a coat of lacquer on the exterior. The wood is light enough that great care must be taken when drawing the sword; incorrect form may result in the blade of the sword slicing through the saya and severing one or more fingers.

And a pair of Suntetsu (寸鉄) - a Japanese concealed weapon. A Suntetsu is a metal rod/spike about 6 inches in length with a ring attached to it. The middle finger is inserted into the ring and the Suntetsu rests in the hand by various grips. Suntetsu are small, easy to conceal and relatively simple to learn how to use. Suntetsu are used for stabbing, poking, pinching, striking, smashing, scraping and throwing.

Crazy Owners 1/6 Camouflage Ninja (Limited Edition) also comes with three Shuriken (Japanese 手裏剣; literally: "sword hidden in the hand") - a traditional Japanese concealed weapon that was generally used for throwing, and sometimes stabbing or slashing. Shuriken are commonly known in the West as "fighting stars". (see previous post)

Related posts - some of the 1/6 scale 12-inch Ninjas in my collection:
TAO Devil Ninja
Ignite Ninja
Alfex Ninja Hattori Hanzo

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