Urumi Sword

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Urumi Sword

Urumi, also called Chuttuval (coiled sword) is a flexible sword that is made of strands of flexible steel. The strands of the steel are sharp and are able to cut flesh. When carried, the strands are coiled into a loop and can be worn either around the persons waist or attached to a belt. The steel strands are between 4 to 5.5 feet in length and about ¾ to 1 inch in width. The steel strands are attached to a small handle that features a knuckle-guard and thumb-guard. The sword can have one or more strands attached to the handle. The more the strands, the more difficult the sword is to wield. The sword requires a lot of concentration, agility and skill. The sword is difficult to control and inexperienced user can easily hurt himself. Urumi sword was very useful when attacking multiple opponents at once. Since the sword was coiled, it was easy to carry it concealed.

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