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The kama was the unique allowed tool equipped with a blade, because it was used to reap the corn. It was to be utilized for several hours a day and therefore it was a light tool, with a long curved blade. As an effective fighting weapon it was modified and became stronger, so that it could hold out against heavy impacts and the handle was wrapped up with an intertwisted rope in order to improve the grasp, as well as for swords. It was used one by one or in couples.