Malcolm, Thank you for posting the video, it was an absolute treat. When you see what can be done with a relatively light weight wooden naginata, you appreciate what a devastating weapon it was. It must have been almost impossible for a sword to overcome the inertia of a heavy fighting nagainata travelling towards you. At best all you might achieve is to deflect its trajectory and hope its destination wasn't on your person.
Malcolm thank you for sharing all this great stuff. I have more appreciation for Naginata and Brave Women that weilded them. The damage these things would be capable of in battle would be devastating.
If i get my Lady in a bad mood she is scary enough with a broom lol. All the best.