Bisento

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A bisentō (眉尖刀, brow blade)[1] was a pole weapon used in feudal Japan. The bisentō has various descriptions, "a double-edged long sword with a thick truncated blade",[2] "a spear-like weapon with a blade at the end that resembles a scimitar",[3] "a polearm resembling a glaive, with a long, heavy haft and a heavy, curved blade".[4] The bisentō is said to have been used by ninja and peasants.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Way of the Ninja: Secret Techniques, Masaaki Hatsumi, Ben Jones, Translated by Ben Jones, Kodansha International, 2004 ISBN 9784770028051 P.204
  2. ^ Handbook to life in medieval and early modern Japan, William E. Deal, Oxford University Press, 2007, ISBN 978-0-19-533126-4 P.162
  3. ^ Tuttle dictionary of the martial arts of Korea, China & Japan, Daniel Kogan, Sun-Jin Kim Editor Sun-Jin Kim, Compiled by Daniel Kogan, Sun-Jin Kim, Contributor Sun-Jin Kim, Tuttle Publishing, 1996, ISBN 978-0-8048-2016-5 P.37
  4. ^ Ninja: The Invisible Assassins, Japanese Arts Series, Andrew Adams, Black Belt Communications, 1970, ISBN 9780897500302 P.52
  5. ^ Handbook to life in medieval and early modern Japan, William E. Deal, Oxford University Press, 2007, ISBN 978-0-19-533126-4 P.162