CHAKRAM 1 piece

$92.26
Availability: 2-3 weeks
(catalogue number: SHB14)

Chakram is an Ancient Weapon used for Throwing and Close combat!

The earliest references to the chakram come from the Indian epics Mahabharata and Ramayana where the Sudarshana Chakra is the weapon of the God Vishnu. Contemporaneous Tamil poems from the 2nd century BCE record it as thikiri. Chakra-dhāri ("chakram-wielder" or "disc-bearer") is a name for Krishna.

The chakram was later used extensively by the Sikhs at least until the days of Ranjit Singh. It came to be associated with Sikhs because of the Nihang practice of wearing chakram on their arms, around the neck and even tied in tiers on high turbans. The Portuguese chronicler Duarte Barbosa writes (c. 1516) of the chakram being used in the Delhi Sultanate.

Everybody Knows Chakram mainly due to Popular series called Xena: Princess Warrior where Chakram was her favorite weapon of choice.

In the 1970s, the American inventor Alan Adler began attempting to improve upon a flying toy disc by considering its design characteristics. He tried streamlining the shape of the disc to reduce drag, but this resulted in a disc that was more unstable in flight. Eventually, inspired by British accounts of deadly Indian weaponry and martial arts, he turned his attention to the ring shape of the chakram. This led to the development of the predecessor of the Aerobie, which was called the "Skyro".

  • Diameter: 17 cm
  • Thickness: 3 mm
  • Weight: 400 g
  • Material: High carbon spring steel 54SiCr6, tempered
  • 1 piece
  • Made by Arma Epona smithy

 

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