Can This Item Be Identified?yari
Posted 05 December 2016 - 07:20 AM
Posted 05 December 2016 - 07:26 AM
Posted 05 December 2016 - 11:10 AM
Your yari would usually be described as a makura yari or pillow yari, or as a kago yari or palanquin yari. As with most things Japanese classification is not an exact science and it is quite possible to find small yari mounted as full sized polearms. It is just possible that the mark in your third image is the character for Shimosaka, compare to the signature here, http://www.nihonto.u...SAKA SUYARI.htm.
Your yari would be Edo period, I can't pin it down to any more specific time.
Hope this helps.
All the best
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Posted 05 December 2016 - 01:09 PM
It is a minature sankaku yari. Shinto-period.
Posted 05 December 2016 - 08:35 PM
I have seen similar markings on a waki and a tanto i owned. I asked a Japanese dealer and apparentely,they were made by tsukamakers when the blades were sent to get a koshirae, and they were working on a few blades at the same time. I guess that makes sense
Posted 05 December 2016 - 08:58 PM
I think it is a KAGO YARI in SANKAKU (three sided) shape.
Please inform yourself about care and maintenance of Japanese arms. One important point is: Never touch a bare blade with your hands!
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