Indian Martial Arts - शस्त्र का शास्त्रा - शस्त्र का शास्त्र | Indian Martial Arts - Kripan – Religious and Ceremonial Blade in Sikhism

A kripan is a religious blade used by Sikhs that generally measures between 3 and 9 inches and is kept in a sheath. It is a weapon that is used commonly in Gatka, a martial art form associated mainly with Sikhs. Kripan is one of the 5 Ks in Sikhism symbolic of God, and it continues to be used in self-defense and combat by many Sikhs even today.

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