Seen in the late 16th/17th Centuries, The Gichang Spear was a traditional Guard and Ceremonial weapons. A Polearm, the spearhead was a 6 to 8 inch, knife-like extension – which was double-edged. Mounted on a 12 to 15 foot wooden staff, The Gichang was known for it's flag or pennant attachment. Used as a Royal identifier, the flag attachment could also serve as a “distraction device” if need be. The Gichang Spear was not a traditional infantry-type weapon.