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The nunchaku was an agricultural tool which was used to beat the wheat sheaves or the bundles of rice plants, after the drying process, to separate the caryopsis from culm. This is an agricultural tool, found also in other cultures: as well as regarding kama (sickles) and bo (staves), something like that existed in Italy too. In China that one in three segments was more frequent, it lets one tie the bundles as well. The nunchaku was formed by two sticks joined with silk threads or buffalo gut and their use consists in making them swing with high velocity, requesting a good ability of coordination.