Nunchaku & Sansetsukon
Nunchaku. Nunchaku, a farmer's tool converted to a self-defense weapon that in the hands of an expert, could be a formable weapon; but in the hands of an amateur, it could provide considerable entertainment. Nunchaku (also spelled nanchaku or nunchuku) is known to many Westerners as nunchuks or numb-chuks. Did it originate in China (or some other southeast Asian country) and later introduced to Okinawa: or was the weapon indigenous to Okinawa? Possibilities include: (1) Chinese weapon, (2) Okinawa threshing flail, (3) cart rail, or (4) horse bridle.