Tessenjutsu is the martial art of Japanese war fan. The use of the war fan in combat is mentioned in early Japanese legends. For example, Yoshitsune, a hero of Japanese legend, is said to have defeated an opponent named Benkei by parrying the blows of his opponent's spear with an iron fan. The practitioners of tessenjutsu could acquire a high level of skill. Some became so skilled, in fact, that they were able to defend themselves against an attacker wielding a sword, and even kill an opponent with a single blow. Flicking the fan open produces a powerful popping sound, deploying the fan and shiny spokes. The black nylon fan shows off the decorative Japanese characters and the Yin Yang symbol. Originally, it was adopted to help warriors on a historic battlefield, but inconspicuously used as a weapon. It has also been popular to write on the fan to display a message.
Overall Length: 13.50 Inches
Span when Open: 25 Inches
Guard: Stainless Steel, Mirror Polish
Handle: Acrylic, Gold Dragon, Black
Fan Color: Black, White Characters