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SWORD #244-09 Katakama Yari

1596 - 1624

 

 

A very rare type of pole arm, quite complicated to make and most difficult to sharpen or restore.

This type of pole arm was used by Gokenin & Goshi class samurai as guards in conjunction with a palaquin use.

It was also used by warrior monks Samurai. These pole arms were used as early as the Kamakura period.