• The halberd is inferior to the spear on the battlefield. With the spear you can take the initiative, the halberd is defensive.

    Miyamoto Musashi, Yamamoto Tsunetomo, Inazo Nitobe (2010). “Honor: Samurai Philosophy of Life - The Essential Samurai Collection; The Book of Five Rings, Hagakure: The Way of the Samurai, Bushido: The Soul of Japan.”, p.14, Bottom of the Hill