The Yari was an essential battlefield weapon of the Samurai and took great skill to use and maneuver due to its length and size. We now have two Yari designs, both based on originals dating to feudal Japan. Both blades are forged in T-10 high-carbon steel and are triangulated and double-edged with a deep fuller on the flat side of the blade. Differential tempering results in a clear hamon on each edge. The tangs are long to absorb the shock of a blow and the one-piece staff construction reinforces the durability of the spear.
The yari are modeled after the su-yari or straight-spear design. The shaft (ebu) is finished in a deep black lacquer and has a flattened side at the bottom section for blade orientation. The fittings (koshirae) follow distinctive traditional designs. The SH2312 has a compact blade at 11 long, making for a faster weapon. The SH2312 Yari also features a rattan wrapped section at the upper grip, making this a visually stunning piece. The Yari is provided with a black lacquered sheath (saya).
- High-carbon steel blade - Great addition for those who train in sojutsu. - Genuine Rattan wrap