Japanese Kamayari

  • Medieval Asia
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

Development in this Pole Arm begun around the 7th A.D. Century. It's “popularity” as a weapon did not develop until the 16th Century. As a Pole Arm, it measured around 6 to 7 feet long. Initially, the Spearhead was 8 to 10 inches in length (and slender). A small inverted hook extension came out from the Spearhead base. As with the European Pole Arm, the primary objective of The Kamayari was to pull down a mounted attacker. It was used more as a stabbing weapon. As it's development progressed, the term “Yari”, became associated with many different types of “pulling spears”. The weapon is considered a “melee” type, used by common, front line soldiers.