A kama was a light, exotic melee weapon typically used by monks.


The kama was similar to the sickle or a small scythe and bore a strong resemblance to a heavy pick but without the backside peen. It had a straight haft about the same size as a handaxe. The blade had less curvature than a sickle and started out broader at the base before tapering to a sharp tip.


It took special training to use the light kama effectively in melee combat, therefore it was considered an exotic weapon. The relatively long, curved blade allowed the kama to be used for tip attacks. Unarmored monks could take full advantage of this quick, slashing weapon.


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  1. Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 115,118. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
  2. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins, James Wyatt (2014). Dungeon Master's Guide 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 41. ISBN 978-0786965622.
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