The Naginata was a common yet fearsome polearm used throughout Japanese history.
Historically, the Naginata was often used by foot soldiers to create space on the battlefield as they have several situational advantages over a katana.
The forging, construction and polishing of the Naginata is very similar to that of the Japanese Katana and was commonly used by Samurai Ashigaru ( foot soldiers) and Sohei ( Warrior Monks ) but perhaps is most widely recognised as the iconic weapon of the Onna-bugeisha, female warrior's of the bushi class in feudal Japan.
Onna-bugeisha were trained in the use of weapons to protect their household, family, and honour during times of war.
During the Edo Period, many schools focusing on the use of the Naginata were created and in modern times today the Japanese Polearm has once again risen to popularity with more people studying every year worldwide.
Our GVA Hogosha Naginata blade is forged of 1095 High carbon steel , hand sharpened with a beveled back edge and attached to a hardwood staff for impact resistance via two traditional mekugi pegs.
Featuring a custom Kanji engraved saya and blade with dual bohi.
Designed exclusively in-house by GVA, the Hogosha Naginata is perfect for demonstration and can be forged in either
live or Iaito style ( dull edge) .
Overall: 195 cms approx
Blade Length: 51 cms approx
Handle Length: 140CM approx
Weight: 2.1 - 2.5kgs approx depending on steel used.
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I've had my Naginata for a few months now & its held up very well.
The steel is very good & the edge is very sharp, it handles great & the shaft is well made.
Definitely worth the price