|Manga||Volume #4, Chapter #33|
|Anime||Naruto Episode #19|
|Game||Naruto: Rise of a Ninja|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga, Game|
Kusabi (クサビ, Kusabi) is one of the many mercenaries hired by Gatō.
Kusabi seemed to be a very violent and belligerent by nature as seen from his shouting of death threats to Team Kakashi and declaring that he was going to pillage the Land of Waves. He is also very cowardly when a challenge is given.
Kusabi had brown hair which was tied in four and had decals hanging from it. He had a red cloth wrapped around his pure white eyes with holes in it for seeing. He carried a long, pole-like weapon which had a ring in the top. 
Kusabi carried a pole-like weapon pointing at him having some skill in this weapons use.
Prologue — Land of Waves
When Gatō was killed, he contemplated looting the Land of Waves as compensation for losing his "meal ticket", but when the villagers, along with Naruto and Kakashi's use of the Shadow Clone Technique swelling his opposition's numbers, he and the other mercenaries fled.
- "Kusabi" (轄 or 楔) translates into "wedge" or "chock".