My granddaughter’s “weapon of the quarter” in karate is the kama. Hers didn’t come in on time for some reason, and will be further delayed because of the holidays. That meant she didn’t have them for the first class where they started learning to use them. The instructors had a few loaners, but there weren’t enough to go around, so she only had one to practice with instead of a pair. She’s a trooper, and took it all in stride, but Grandma has a Glowforge (and some lovely rose-gold acrylic that was begging to be used!), so now she has a practice pair to use until the real thing gets here.