The sword is something to cut with. The spear is someting to thrust with.
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Written by Jürgen Seebeck   
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Es gibt unglaublich viele verschiedene Arten von Speeren, sowohl was die Länge betrifft als auch was die Klingenform oder die Montierung angeht. Dies sind auch genau die drei Kriterien, nach denen sich Speere klassifizieren lassen.

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The parts of a spear Print E-mail
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1: Saya - The scabbard covering and protecting the blade, when the spear is not in use. There has been a great variety of designs for yarizaya, especially during the Edo era, that went much further than functional necessity demanded for at that time the yari was not only a weapon but also a symbol of status and rank.

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