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The Naginata (なぎなた, 薙刀) is a pole weapon that was traditionally used in Japan by members of the samurai class. A naginata consists of a wooden shaft with a curved blade on the end; it is similar to the Chinese Guan Dao, the European glaive, or the Russian sovnya. Usually it also had a sword-like guard (tsuba) between the blade and shaft.

Overview

A Naginata can be used to batter, stab or hook an opponent, but due to their relatively balanced center of mass, are often spun and turned to proscribe a large radius of reach. The curved blade makes for an effective tool for cutting due to the increased length of cutting surface.

In Mortal Kombat

In Mortal Kombat 4 along with its updated port Mortal Kombat Gold. The Fallen Elder God Shinnok is equipped with a Naginata as his main weapon.

Seidan Guardsman Hotaru uses a Naginata as his weapon of choice in Mortal Kombat: Deception and Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. Li Mei is also seen wielding one in Mileena's Deception ending and somewhat ironically she is also impaled with Hotaru's own naginata in the intro to MK: Armageddon.

Masked Guards were shown wielding Naginatas in Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks and Mortal Kombat (2011). In MK11's Shang Tsung's Island Ruins stage, a naginata is seen impaled on the body of a dead Masked Guardsman. It is also an stage interactable that is ripped out of the body of said dead Guardsman and used to strike then impale the opponent.

Tanya is equipped with a Naginata in her Dragon Naginata variation in Mortal Kombat X, as well as her Gold Treacherous Card in MK Mobile

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