The Chakram is a circular edged weapon originating in India. It is primarily used for throwing, but it can be also used for hand-to-hand fighting. They ranged in size from as small as a bracelet to as large as a shield. The Chakram could be thrown horizontally, vertically, tossed from a stack like cards, or spun overhead with the finger. When worn on the wrist, they could be used in close quarters both offensively or defensively without having to take them off.