Well, this is a simple question. This is a Kusarigama:

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I like exotic weapons so I want to reduce it to pocket size but without rendering the weapon useless. Furthermore the weapon needs a folding mechanism to carry it more comfortably. I was inspired by this video that shows the opposite (a giant butterfly knife).

What would a pocket kusarigama look like?

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    $\begingroup$ A problem which should be addressed is the problem that pocket knives have - They make terrible weapons because the joint is an awful weak point, which very often gives way. The way this weapon is designed would put a lot of stress on the obvious location for a hinge, which could easily cause it to break. I'm not saying it's impossible, but some mechanism should be involved to counteract this issue $\endgroup$ – Andon Mar 18 '17 at 2:31
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    $\begingroup$ Another problem with shrinking such a weapon is that it will reduce its mass. But since it is meant to be thrown, reducing its mass will reduce also its inertia, resulting in less effective projections. $\endgroup$ – L.Dutch - Reinstate Monica Mar 18 '17 at 8:52

Instead of scaling down the kusirigama, perhaps your protagonist or antagonist should wear a trenchcoat or otherwise conceal the whole weapon as originally designed.

As Andon said in a comment, there are a lot of sections put under stress. Range is another benefit of this weapon and making is pocket sized is going to make it really Batman-y.

  • $\begingroup$ +1 for answering "how to fit this into a pocket?" with "get bigger pockets". $\endgroup$ – Chronocidal Feb 15 '19 at 15:03

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