A Group of Twenty Arrowheads or Yanone, in a Wooden Rack 19th Century


Item ref: 4178

  • Japan
  • Steel
  • 29.5 x 23 cm


Private collection, Japan
Private collection, France

Japanese arrows were fitted with heads of varying shape according to their intended use in war, the hunt, or target practice. Arrowheads made for use on the battlefield incorporated different designs intended for specialized purposes such as the piercing of armor or to cause maximum damage to horses and unarmored personnel.