The Yari was an essential battlefield weapon of the Samurai and took great skill to use and maneuver due to its length and size. The blade is forged in T-10 high-carbon steel and is triangulated and double-edged with a deep fuller on the flat side of the blade. Differential tempering results in a clear hamon on each edge. The tangs are long to absorb the shock of a blow and the one-piece staff construction reinforces the durability of the spear. The yari is modeled after the su-yari or straight-spear design. The shafts (ebu) are finished in a deep black lacquer and have a flattened side at the bottom section for blade orientation. The fittings (koshirae) follow distinctive traditional designs. The Yari features a long (16-3/4) blade.The Yari is provided with black lacquered sheath (saya). Key Features: - High-carbon steel blade - Great addition for those who train in sojutsu. - Aesthetically pleasing Specifications: - Overall length: 79" - Blade length: 16 3/4" - Handle length: 62 1/2" - Weight: 3lb 11oz - Thickness at Guard: .410"