Whether used in the hunt, self-defense, or on the battlefield, the spear is
probably one of the oldest , and most multifaceted weapon of destruction.
Unrivaled in versatility due to its triple threat of blade, shaft and pommel
the spear can cause damage at close range and from a distance. Equally effective
in offense and defense the spear can main, cripple, and terminate an opponent.
During history, the Yari had known many variations and it has been a part of
the Japanese culture in times of war as a weapon and in peace for entertainment.
The most recent version(as the yari we’re selling here) can be considered
to be the bayonet on the rifle.
The yari usually consisted of a seasoned hardwood and lacquered (to make them
weatherproof ) shaft and the blade itself was attached to the shaft either by
a tang inserted into the shaft, or by a socket that fitted over the shaft.
This model is attached by a tang and is a very nice reproduction. The smiths
at the Hanwei forge had great eye for details when it concern the fittings and
blade. To cover and protect the blade, a nice black laquered saya (scabbard)
is of course included !