Sai Guy
Perfect weapon of choice for a cool but rude guy.

The sai was originally an agricultural tool, but then became an Improvised Weapon often associated with Ninja.

In real life, sai are very rarely actually bladed weapons, and are primarily used in defense in order to disarm and/or break blades. In fiction, however, the middle prong (or all three) is usually sharpened into a makeshift dagger. (Sometimes Truth in Television, but not normal practice.) Unusually, Dual Wielding a pair of sai is Truth in Television. The common depiction of turning them into a punch-dagger type weapon with the middle prong held between the middle and ring finger decidedly is not Truth in Television, as it would be an absurdly useless way to wield a sai.

The Other Wiki has more details on the historical use of the sai here.

This is not about some sort of Rhino Man, or characters whose name is "Sai". Although to be fair, he did wield some.


Anime and Manga

Comic Books

  • The Mummy Returns: A Flashback has a duel between two women Dual Wielding these, which doesn't make sense as sais originated from Asia, not Egypt. And more specifically, sai were a rice-agricultural implement, and the Nile has always been primarily wheat territory.
  • The Matrix Reloaded: Neo used his powers to pull two sais off the wall and fight with them during his battle with the Merovingian's minions. He ends up using them to pin one of his assailants to the wall.

Live-Action TV
  • Xena: Warrior Princess's sidekick Gabrielle makes a point of fighting principally with a pair of Sai, starting in Season 5 and lasting until the end of the show. The exclusivity of the weapon to Gabrielle made them all the more cool.
  • Deadliest Warrior: the Yakuza used Sais as a weapon.
  • Mele / Camille.

Video Games

Web Comics

Western Animation

Real Life