The naginata is one of several varieties of traditionally made Japanese blades in the form of a pole weapon. Naginata were originally used by the samurai class of feudal Japan, as well as by ashigaru and sōhei. The naginata is the iconic weapon …
A Samurai with naginata.
1870 photograph of samurai and retainers wearing mail armour and holding naginata.
A Naginatajutsu Tournament in Brazil, organised by the Confederação Brasileira de Kobudo.