Just how is something this blunt a weapon? I don't see something like this penetrating human flesh. AMWS (talk) 21:06, 3 November 2011 (UTC)
A weapon does not have to be sharp or deadly to be a weapon, sai and jutte are a form of truncheon. samuraiantiqueworld (talk) 02:27, 5 November 2011 (UTC)
Considering its a sword (almost shaped like a parrying dagger), I'm pretty sure it is used for thrusting.... AMWS (talk) 22:08, 7 November 2011 (UTC)
Hachiwara are more sword shaped than either sai or jutte. Some hachiwara have sharpened points while some are blunt truncheons. I have never seen a sai with a sharp point and I have only seen one jutte with a point, everything I have read says that both sai and jutte were meant to be used as non-lethal weapons.