Product information "Handforged Naginata"
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. Hand forged 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 cross-section 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 a protective cloth bag.
* Hand forged high-carbon steel blade
* Edge tempered
* Tear-drop cross-section for correct blade orientation
BLADE LENGTH: 51.44 cm
HANDLE LENGTH: 140.97 cm
OVERALL LENGTH: 194.95 cm
WEIGHT: 2100 g
THICKNESS: 7.7 mm