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Yari

(Ref: SH2152)

The Yari was an essential battlefield weapon of the Samurai and took great skill to use and maneuver due to its length and size. We now have two Yari designs, both based on originals dating to feudal Japan. Both blades are forged in T-10 high-carbon steel and are triangulated and double-edged with a deep fuller on the flat side of the blade. Differential tempering results in a clear hamon on each edge. The tangs are long to absorb the shock of a blow and the one-piece staff construction reinforces the durability of the spear.

Both of our yari are modeled after the su-yari or straight-spear design. The shafts (ebu) are finished in a deep black lacquer and have a flattened side at the bottom section for blade orientation. The fittings (koshirae) follow distinctive traditional designs. The popular HW2152 Yari features a long (16-3/4) blade while that of the new HW2312 Rattan Yari is more compact at 11 long, making for a faster weapon. The HW2312 Yari also features a rattan wrapped section at the upper grip, making this a visually stunning piece. Both Yaris are provided with black lacquered sheaths (saya).

Key Features

  • Hand forged high-carbon steel blade
  • Deep Black Lacquered Shaft
  • Straight triangulated double-edged blade

Measurements / Specifications

Specification Metric Imperial
Overall 200.7cm 79"
Blade Length 42.5cm 16¾"
Shaft Length 158.1cm 62¼"
Weight 1.650Kg 3lb 10oz

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OUR PRICE: 370.00 / 444.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Naginata

(Ref: SH1020)

The Naginata, famed weapon of the Sohei, or warrior monks, of medieval Japan was fearsome in the hands of a skilled combatant and is today of great importance in the martial arts field. Our naginata, while retaining its traditional qualities, has been revised to better meet the needs of the martial arts practitioner qualified to use an edged weapon. Hand forged in 1065 high-carbon steel and edge tempered, using a traditional claying method, the naginata blade is at least the equal of the originals. Mounted on a long tang to better absorb the shock of a blow, the blade has a strong distal taper for balance and quickness. The delicately engraved tsuba features a silver butterfly motif. The one-piece staff (ebu) is very strong, featuring a traditional tear-drop crosssection for easy recognition of blade orientation and a black non-slip finish for better control of the weapon. The naginata is supplied with a wooden saya and cloth bag.

Key Features

  • Hand forged high-carbon steel blade
  • Edge tempered
  • Tear-drop cross-section for correct blade orientation

Measurements / Specifications

Specification Metric Imperial
Overall 195.0cm 76¾"
Blade Length 51.4cm 20¼"
Shaft Length 141.0cm 55½"
Weight 2.070Kg 4lb 9oz

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OUR PRICE: 377.99 / 453.59 (Including VAT at 20%)

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