I can't find a good picture of it online, but on Ross's apartment in the first few seasons of Friends (before he moves into Naked Guy's apartment), there's a wall hanging he has near the door that looks like some kind of spear, possibly asian. I thought it might be a yari, but it looks to be about 4' total length, with about half of it blade and half of it handle, which doesn't quite look like a yari.

Anyone know what this weapon is?

  • Probably some prehistoric weapon since he is a Paleontologist. Commented Apr 15, 2018 at 19:09
  • No, it's clearly steel and wood, not stone or bronze.
    – Paul
    Commented Apr 15, 2018 at 19:37
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    I searched quite a bit and cant find an image either. Would be awesome to see a screencap.
    – Dpeif
    Commented Apr 18, 2018 at 16:36

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enter image description here It’s a crescent blade. The one in this picture is a Green Dragon Crescent Blade.


I know I am late, but that is a Chinese weapon. It's hard to tell because I can't see the full length of the handle, but it's definitely either a horse cutter or a kwan dao. I have actually practiced with both. The kwan dao is traditionally a heavy spear type polearm. The one on the wall is a lightweight forms competition version. A horse cutter, was exactly what the name implied - a spear like blade with a long handle used to cut down horses in warenter image description here

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    Awesome, can you edit your answer to include some links or images of the weapons you describe? I found a wikipedia about guandao but it would be better if you add some references to both.
    – Luciano
    Commented Mar 15, 2022 at 13:19
  • Did he have it pre-Julie? Is it foreshadowing of his Sinophilia? Commented Jan 12, 2023 at 15:31

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