What is a sickle (weapon)?

A sickle (Kieaw) is a non-bodily, roughly hand-long weapon with a crescent-shaped blade.


As a traditional bladed weapon, sickles are used in the discipline MEED. It does not matter whether it is a sickle or a knife with a curved blade (e.g. gardener’s knife, peeling knife, pruning knife, carambit, kerambit, Kurambiak, Kukri, etc.) or an object with similar physical characteristics (e.g. a boomerang).

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Instructional Video from 1984 (Techniques for beginners)

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In this previously unpublished educational film from 1984, a teacher shows the first 15 of a total of 45 basic techniques of Pahuyuth.