Japanese -n. A polearm with a long curved blade, a little like a katana with a two-meter hilt, although the blade may be shorter and wider. Naginata were the traditional weapon of women of the noble class, particularly samurai, although men might use them as well.
Japanese, Reaping sword. A curved-blade spear, once used by Japanese monks and Samurai. It is approximately seven feet in length including the blade. Many women of the Samurai class became adept at the use of this weapon.
a type of curved blade used by the warrior class of Japan.
polearm topped with a sword blade
a polearm with a curved blade at the end, typically spun and swung at opponents
a short, slightly curved, single edged sword blade on the end of a long pole
weapon used by foot soldiers against horsemen or to cut the tendons of horses or to disembowel them; also favorite weapon of the wives of samurai and of warrior monks
Scimitarlike curved blade 3 feet in length, attached to a slightly longer staff. It's popularity rapidly rose in the 11th century due to it's excellent thrusting and cutting abilities.
Polearm with sword-like blade on the end.
Naginata (ãªãŽãªãŸ, é•·åˆ€ or è–™åˆ€) is a pole weapon that was traditionally used in Japan by members of the samurai class. It has become associated with women and in modern Japan it is studied by women more than men; whereas in Europe and Australia naginata is practiced predominantly (but not exclusively) by men. A naginata consists of a wood shaft with a curved blade on the end; it is similar to the European glaive.