1095 Heat Tempered Naginata Nagamaki With Standard Fittings
Blade: 1095 Carbon Steel (Hand Forged, Heat Tempered)
Blood Groove: on both sides
Blade Edge: fully sharpened
Habaki (Blade Collar) & Seppa (Spacer) Material: Brass
Tsuba (Hand Guard): metal tsuba
Fuchi (Handle Collar) and Kashira (Handle Buttcap): metal
Tsuka (Handle): red ray skin with ornament menuki
Tang: Full tang with 2 Mekugi pegs
Saya (scabbard): Black & Red Japanese hardwood saya
Blade Length: 73cm
Handle Length: 45cm
Approximate Weight: 1.6 KG
Blade Width: 3.2cm
Blade Thickness: 0.76cm
The Naginata is the Japanese version of the Pole Arm. The design of the weapon was originally based on the Chinese Pu Dao. The Naginata first came into use during the 8th century. Originally used to dismount horsemen, the Naginata also proved to be efficient in clearing foot soldiers and soon became a favourite among the Samurai.
The blade also features a Bo-Hi (groove) for better balance and an audible feedback when the sword is swung. The Kissaki is medium with a well defined Yokote.
Blade: Blade is fully functional and sharp. It has been sharpened by the traditional 12 stage sharpening work. Test cutting proved that it can be used for test cutting such as bamboo / tatami mats / water bottles.
Handle: The tsuba is made of metal alloy and has matching fuchi kashira (collar and end cap). The handle has been constructed from authentic red ray skin and hardwood wrapped by black silk ito and secured by two bamboo pins.
Saya: The saya is black and red wrapped with black sageo. It fits seamlessly into the guard.