TITLE

Yari

AUTHOR(S)
Guttman, Jon
PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
Military History;Dec2007, Vol. 24 Issue 9, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on yari, a Japanese warrior's principal weapon. Developed from Chinese weapons and proliferating after the Mongol invasions of 1274-1281, the yari was essentially a blade up to 3 feet long with a tang usually longer than the blade, mounted on a hardwood shaft covered in lacquered bamboo strips, wrapped in metal rings or wire, and with a metal pommel, or ishizuki, on the butt end.
ACCESSION #
27523184

 

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