Japanese Naginata: Basically, it's a massive Knife of a Stick! This style was originally designed to disembowel horses in cases of mounted calvary assault. Longer versions were the primary weapon of female samurai! #Weapons
'Secret Weapons of Jujutsu', 2002, is an essential book for any serious student of Japanese martial arts. Author Don Cunningham has compiled an amazing collection of historical photographs, reproductions of paintings and line drawings including a history of hand-held samurai weapons as well as weapons that were improvised, also included are concealed weapons and traditional battlefield weapons.
Katana or nihonto (Japanese name of samurai sword), is known throughout the world for its beauty and sharpness. You can see the artistically decorated scabbard, and also the wave pattern of the blade called hamon, which are the characteristics of katana.
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