Many of us Jounins are on high alert due to the investigation now going on in the Forest of Death. I am out in the outskirts of Konoha helping out some of the ANBU on patrol. So I don't have time for a really long post of what's going on. What I will do is leave you with what I think is a fun read. Especially for anyone who might be interested in the day to day tools and practices of a shinobi.
THE KONOHA NINJA GUIDE BOOK: CHAPTER 6
NINJA TOOLS AND THEIR MANY USES
It is very important for all Shinobi to be skilled in a variety of weapons.
Even more so to have a a working knowledge of all sort of weapons of any kind.
Most commonly used tool used by all ninjas.
Kunai- This weapon is most often used as a projectile, much like the Shuriken. This weapon looks like a small dagger with a round handle, usually wrapped in cloth for grip, and has a ring at the end so that it can be picked up and thrown by just using one finger. This weapon can also be used as a knife in hand-to-hand combat.
Very small, light throwing stars that contain five points, most often used in conjunction to kunais. These are not normally used to cause heavy damage to the opponent, as the size and weight is not usually enough to kill. They are placed in a small container on the user's hip, just like the kunai, for easy and quick access.
An exploding note is a piece of paper that has a spell casted on it that causes it to explode after a certain amount of time. They useful for setting traps by leaving them in places where they will be activated by an enemy. Or attached to projectile items to cause more damage. It can be attacked to just about everything from large object like a rock, a kunai, or even an animal.
NOTE: using exploding notes on animals is frowned upon in the fire village, and should be avoided when ever possible.
Used for summoning. There are 2 kinds of summoning. One is for objects, such as for extra tools and supplies, and one for summoning living beings. The later requiring some sort of contract with what ever you are trying to summon. This is a very specialized skill.
Again a basic weapon but in order to use one effectively it required years of discipline and training. Katana's are not used by many jounin and chunnin ninjas. Mostly because they are harder to conceal. they are usually relegated to special operations and ANBU squads.
As there tools are useful there will be times when these items may not be available to you in battle...
Remember a good ninja uses their surrounding to thier benefit in battle...
Anything can be used as a weapon!
No matter how big or small! Think between the lines and you shall never fall in battle...
Wriitten by Shin Obi