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Fine Steel Naginata  

Skill: 2H Slashing Atk Delay: 47
DMG: 14 Dmg Bonus: 135
This item can be used in tradeskills.
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
WT: 15.0 Size: GIANT
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)
Item Type:2H Slashing
Merchant Value:7 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2020-11-24 03:32:56
Page Updated:Sun Jun 23rd, 2019

Average Price: No Data Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 20

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Bloody KithicorField of ScaleGoru`kar MesaKorascian WarrensLoping PlainsMeldrath's Majestic MansionOceangreen HillsOceangreen VillageOld Blackburrow (SoD)Old CommonlandsStonebrunt MountainsTemple of BertoxxulousToskirakk

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Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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# May 19 2003 at 6:41 PM Rating: Decent
is this weapon really wt les it says it is???
pretty accurately depicted.
# Mar 12 2003 at 2:59 AM Rating: Decent
674 posts

there are variations. ones with a hilt, ones without, onces with a large base at the blade... some even have like a hook. its not too complicated, its basically a japanese halberd. a curved blade on a stick...

and on a side note since im ******** about almost all the graphics. This weapon is one of the MOST accurate to historical weapons. look up 'fine steel kusarigama" its totally wrong looking in game.

Edited, Wed Mar 12 02:25:58 2003
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# Aug 30 2001 at 6:31 AM Rating: Decent
It shows up as the curved blade on a pole when worn.
It isn't a spear...
# Aug 30 2001 at 4:31 AM Rating: Default
... its a chinese/japanese (sorry, can't remember which) battle axe. I've always thought the description of battle axe was abit weird, since its basically a wooden or metal pole with a slightly curve, relatively wide blade emerging from the tip.

Like this:
RE: It isn't a spear...
# Aug 30 2001 at 1:27 PM Rating: Default
It is considered a spear, but not used for piercing. It was developed in japan for WOMEN to defend their homes. It is consdered a woman's weapon and men do not use them. It is basically a sword attached to a pole. Though none of that matters in a game.

What does this drop from? and what Lvl to attain?

RE: It isn't a spear...
# Aug 30 2001 at 3:16 PM Rating: Decent
The naginata is in no way a "woman's" weapon, that's entirely a misconception. It was an extremely common polearm, used by common bushi in battles through all of Japan's feudal period. More than 150,000 men were involved in the Battle of Sekigahara, the conflict that unified Japan under Tokugawa. You think all those men used swords? Would you prefer to use a sword to repel charging cavalry or a polearm? The naginata and yari were the backbone weapons on the army all through that Sengoku Jidai period. Read and enjoy:
RE: It isn't a spear...
# Aug 31 2001 at 11:22 AM Rating: Excellent
Actually, if I may correct a couple inaccuracies...

The naginata first appeared in Japan between the 7th and 8th centuries, although the first standardized naginatajutsu/nagaiatado (basically a set of techniques, or methods) is commonly recognized as having been founded in 1168. The naginata is a polearm consisting of a curved, tanged blad affixed to a stout pole that usually had a metal "cap" at it's butt. Blade lengths ranged anywhere from 8" up to about 24". Also, the nagamaki is a similar weapon consisting of a longer, heavier blade with a shorter pole.

The naginata was best used as an anti-cavalry weapon with which the wielder would attemp to dismount a cavalryman by attacking the legs of his mount. Once the rider was unseated, it was a much more even fight. =) The weapon is extremly awkward to wield on horseback due to several factors; it's rather heavy, and the curved blade (primarily meant for slashing, not piercing) is difficult to utilize effectivly without your own footwork, among others. Beasue of this, it was generally reserved for the unmounted warrior.

Eventually warfare changed in feudal Japan, and the naginata saw less and less use on the battlefield. In it's place, various forms of yari (spears) were used. They were a more effective against a sword than the naginata, and they were also much easier to wield from hourseback as well.

This is where the part about being a "woman's weapon" comes in. Although it was not used much on the battlefield after the 1450's, it became an extremly popular weapon amongst the women od the Bushi (warrior) class as a household weapon. In fact, there was a point at which all women of the bushi class were REQUIRED by law to be proficent in the use og a naginata. However, this does not mean that it was ONLY used by females.

Today there are only a few schools of naginata technique. And, indeed, most of the practicioners are women.
There you go. I'm not an expert, but I've trained with the naginata a little bit, so I've picked up bits and pieces of it's history. /shrug Just wanted to correct a few erroneous pieces of info. =D

PS - Yes, some of the explanations were over simplified for the sake of keeping the explanation "short" please nobody rip me a new one for omitting any minor points. lol Thanks.
RE: It isn't a spear...
# Aug 31 2001 at 3:30 PM Rating: Default
I really gotta change that signature
#REDACTED, Posted: Aug 31 2001 at 3:29 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Well its good to see we've all learned the copy and paste command..
RE: It isn't a spear...
# Sep 01 2001 at 12:07 PM Rating: Excellent
> Well its good to see we've all learned the copy and paste command..


looks like a spear
# Aug 29 2001 at 11:54 PM Rating: Decent
Is that the pic of the weapon in the upper right? it looks like a spear. Weird...
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