This product was added on Friday 24 September, 2010.
NAGINATA (Tournament style)
NAGINATA (Tournament Style) - size 7 shaku (2.13m), Red Oak wood piece with Habu attached on the tip. The Tournament style or in Japanese way of saying shiai yo, uses a similar wooden shaft, but the blade is constructed from bamboo and is replaceable as it can break through hard contact. This type is used in atarashii naginata, the bamboo blade being more forgiving on the target than a wooden or metal blade.
The modern naginata is between 210 cm and 225 cm in length and must weigh over 650 grams.