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#1 Blazeaglory

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 12:20 AM

I stumbled across this earlier today and find it quite interesting.

 

I imagine it as a last ditch effort to either escape from or deal the final blow to your enemy? Or used by kidnappers for the element of surprise?

 

Its called a Suna-Teppo and works by filling it with blinding powders then blowing through it into an enemies face/eyes

 

https://samurai-worl...samurai-weapon/


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#2 Ken-Hawaii

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 01:00 AM

Held in the mouth, with black powder going off? Truly a weapon of last resort! But the Sanada were known as being very sneaky.


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#3 Blazeaglory

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 01:30 AM

Held in the mouth, with black powder going off? Truly a weapon of last resort! But the Sanada were known as being very sneaky.

 

What? My kazoo? I only wanted to play you a friendly tune!


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Posted 26 March 2020 - 10:18 AM

Blinding powders, Ken, blinding, not black  :)

 

Another is illustraed though not in much detail, on page 90 of the Kyoto Arashima Museum catalogue.  Never seen one in hand.

 

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 12:01 PM

I assumed the blinding powder was propelled by black powder - lung power wouldn't do much propelling with something that big.


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#6 IanB

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 12:18 PM

They are illustrated in Stone's Glossary whereit states they were also used by Edo period law enforcers. Lovely little thing and very rare I imagine.

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#7 Dave R

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 02:30 PM

I assumed the blinding powder was propelled by black powder - lung power wouldn't do much propelling with something that big.

 

5 cm in size, not 5 inches.


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Posted 28 March 2020 - 01:43 AM

Oh BLACK POWDER? lol

 

Man that would have been interesting to watch!


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