Picture of Makeshift Kusari-Fundo/Manrikigusari
In this instructable, I will be showing you how to make a very easy yet effective Kusari-Fundo or Manrikigusari. The Kusari-Fundo is a Japanese chain weapon used by Okinawans (the Okinawan variation of this weapon is called a Surujin) and ninjas.

This project was inspired by YouTube-er samurimaster500 and his YouTube video entitled "spike and chain wip" (I know its spelled wrong but that's the video's name. He's just not a good speller) in which he showed a makeshifht Kusari-Fundo that he made. So, credits for the original idea goes to him, I basically just posted instructions for something he made and tweaked it a bit.

Now, let's get this i'ble started!

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
The materials that you're gonna need are:

  • Two wrenches roughly a bit longer than the length of your hand.
  • Chain, can be as long or as short as you like. I personally used one meter of chain, but that's just me.
  • Two locks.

That's it! Easy right? Now let's get building!

(I used pics from Google on this step cuz I'm lazy :-P)
de05093 years ago
I looked at the product and what comes to mind is Holy shit!!!

p/s: just asking, isnt it supposed to be a scythe at the one end?
black hole3 years ago
Why not just use the padlocks and skip the wrenches? Seems like the locks alone would be enough.
that just looks totally bad ass! i gotta make me somma deez!
nate-dog6 years ago
Future serial killer
Camisado (author)  nate-dog6 years ago
I'm a ninja enthusiast (not saying I'm a ninja), not a serial killer.
I'm a ninja. I am not a serial killer.
Camisado (author)  bowmaster6 years ago
Yeah right, stop faking, kid.... The only person living today who can even be called a ninja is only Soke Masaaki Hatsumi of Bujinkan.....
How do you now I'm not him? If can spell you know what happens when assume... Here is some prove that I'm Soke Masaaki Hatsumi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0&feature=related A video of me posting this comment!
Camisado (author)  bowmaster6 years ago
I know you're not him because Soke Hatsumi would never make an I'ble on how to play a ninja game with historically inaccurate content. He would consider that an insult towards ninjas :-P Tsk, tsk.....
Did you watch the video? That is all the proof I need.
Camisado (author)  bowmaster6 years ago
Yeah, right, kid.... You're not rickrolling me....
If you do want to accept the truth you don't have to. I know who I am and it doesn't bother me that you are to narrow mined to accept the improbable. Or even look at the evidence.
Camisado (author)  bowmaster6 years ago
Right, kid....
iSmack Camisado6 years ago
W00T!!! I got rick rolled by Soke Masaaki Hatsumi of Bujinkan!!! xD
Camisado (author)  iSmack6 years ago
My point exactly... It was a rickroll.
iSmack Camisado6 years ago
lol.... Yes, yes it was...
Camisado (author)  iSmack6 years ago
iSmack Camisado6 years ago
Yes I do see :D.... Do you have a genuine ninja outfit? Just wondering xD
A "genuine ninja outfit" does not exist. The ninja use what ever works for them.
o.O.... I still want a ninja outfit.....
Mmmk. Thanks :D
there is supposed to be an ible on how to mae one soon
Camisado (author)  iSmack6 years ago
bowmaster is correct. Black ninja outfit does not exist historically. Nor do straight ninja swords (Ninjatos). Ninjas use what ever works for them, and as for the straight swords, Ninjatos are supposed to be Wakizashi-length blades on a Katana koshirae.
I ninjad you in the face fool!!!
Camisado (author)  bowmaster6 years ago
Please stop trolling on my I'ble. Kthxbai.
okay future ninja serial killer lol
Camisado (author)  nate-dog6 years ago
I'm not a ninja, I'm a ninja enthusiast, meaning I study the weapons and techniques of the ninja, but that's it.
wizard7446 years ago
sounds like bowmaster needs to sign up for some rex-quan-do (napleon dynamite refernce) lol =-D
Camisado (author)  wizard7446 years ago
Lol, I don't really get it, but whatever =P
wizard7446 years ago
i like it,ii made it for very cheap with stuff laying around the house you never fsil to make a great instructable good job
Camisado (author)  wizard7446 years ago
Hey, thank you very much for the great compliment!
goeon6 years ago
the pictures are not that great
Camisado (author)  goeon6 years ago
I know, I did this at night when I'm half asleep. I'll get better pictures for my next I'ble. But its pretty self explanatory, right? And the product is pretty cool, dont'cha think?
Udon Camisado6 years ago
Nah. I'm a serial killer ninja, and nothing says "I live in a trailer" more than using... spanners? to build this. Any particular reason why you used locks?
Camisado (author)  Udon6 years ago
Lol... Like I said this is makeshift, if you want better weapons check out my better I'bles, such as my Tonfa I'ble and my machete I'ble. I used locks because it would give more power to the swing, I guess. That and that's the only thing I have at the time.
Berkin6 years ago
Awesome. Too bad I don't have any bullies around my place to use it on, though... XD
Camisado (author)  Berkin6 years ago
You don't necessarily have to use it on bullies..... Just for casual weapon practice :-)