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Japanese Edo period kusari gama, iron blade, red lacquered shaft, forged iron chain, cast iron weight. Chain length 195 cm, 11 cm blade, weight 2.35 kg.

Japanese Edo period kusari gama, iron blade, red lacquered shaft, forged iron chain, cast iron weight. Chain length 195 cm, 11 cm blade, weight 2.35 kg.

Japanese Edo period nanban or namban hachi-wari (Japanese war hammer/pick), nanban refers to an object that is based on a foreign design such as European influenced.

Japanese Edo period nanban or namban hachi-wari (Japanese war hammer/pick), nanban refers to an object that is based on a foreign design such as European influenced.

A Samurai reporting on the Battle to a Woman Warrior by Chikanobu. The messanger gestures tas he speaks, broken arrows protruding from his armor and the blade of his sword damaged from use. The woman regards him haughtily, a naginata in her hand.

A Samurai reporting on the Battle to a Woman Warrior by Chikanobu. The messenger gestures as he speaks, broken arrows protruding from his armor and the blade of his sword damaged from use. The woman regards him haughtily, a naginata in her hand.

Odachi/otachi or nodachi. Mei (name): Tomomitsu.   Location: Futarasan Jinja, Tochigi.  Period: Nambokuchô (1336 - 1392).     This Ôdachi has a nagasa (cutting edge) of 126.0 cm and sori (curvature) of 5.8 cm.  The width of the blade at the base is 4.4 cm and the width near the tip is 3.0 cm.  The kissaki is 6.7 cm long.  It is displayed with Nodachi mounts that are 178 cm long.

Odachi/otachi or nodachi. Mei (name): Tomomitsu. Location: Futarasan Jinja, Tochigi. Period: Nambokuchô (1336 - 1392). This Ôdachi has a nagasa (cutting edge) of 126.0 cm and sori (curvature) of 5.8 cm. The width of the blade at the base is 4.4 cm and the width near the tip is 3.0 cm. The kissaki is 6.7 cm long. It is displayed with Nodachi mounts that are 178 cm long.

Katsukawa Shunshō | Scene from a Drama | Japan | Edo period (1615–1868) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Scene from a Drama Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, Period: Edo period Date: ca. ink and color on paper MET Museum 1911

Hachiwari (hachi-wara, kabuto-wari), there are two types of hachi-wari, one is a sharp dirk type of weapon, the other is a blunt iron truncheon weapon in the shape of a hachiwari. This hachiwari is a rare type it has a sharp point as well as being a heavy iron truncheon, it is also unusual in that it is mounted with a tsuka (handle), in the style of a Japanese sword.

Hachiwari (hachi-wara, kabuto-wari), there are two types of hachi-wari, one is a…

Samurai holding a yumi (bow) and wearing a yugote (shooting sleeves) over his left arm.

Felice Beato Samurai holding a yumi (bow) and wearing a yugote (shooting sleeves) over his left arm.

銀座 誠友堂: 下取品 槍 兼家 (YA-020311)

銀座 誠友堂: 下取品 槍 兼家 (YA-020311)

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