kamayari (sickle spear) is similar to the jumonji yari.While it also had two protrusions
shooting off the base of a main spear tip, in yari the offshoots were hooked back
downward. the kamayari essentially is a yari with kama at the base of the blade
to assist in hooking things. generally the hooks are large enough to hold the
head, neck or jaw (when in a tree) or to hook limbs of a swordsman on the ground,
thus it is different in function in this respect from other types of yari. Also
the kamayari was used to hook horsemen and dismount them.
it also had a non military use, where it was employed by Japanese firemen to pull
down the roofs of burning buildings to slow a fire much the same way firemen of
today would topple buildings to create a firebreak.
is also a single hooked variety of the kamayari called the katakamayari.
Two-Handed Melee Critical: x2
Range Increment: 10 ft
The SRD only gives a means to determine costs and weights of weapons
for Large and Small versions based on the Medium weapons. Any supplied values
are the author’s best determination.
Kamayari is a spear attached with twin sickle blades attached to the end. A Kamayari
has reach, but cannot be used on adjacent enemies. When weilding a kamatachi,
the weilder gains a +2 to all disarm attacks and gains trip attack.
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