A bisento

A bisento is a Japanese polearm characterized by a long, heavy, curved blade mounted on a staff, resembling the Chinese Guandao.


The Japanese-style glaive known as the bisento is composed of a curved blade, akin to that of a scimitar, attached to a long shaft.[1] Though it resembles the Guandao, it differs from its Chinese counterpart by its longer blade which was not quite as broad, yet still quite heavy.[1][2]

The bisento adopted by the Parisian Brotherhood of Assassins were of particularly ornate design, boasting a highly-stylized golden guard for the blade, complete with a protruding rear spike.[1]


Despite its Japanese origin, the bisento was employed by the Parisian Brotherhood of Assassins during the French Revolution.[1]


  • The Japanese name bisentō (眉尖刀) literally translates to "brow sharp blade".
  • The bisento features as a weapon in Assassin's Creed: Unity, where it can be unlocked by collecting all artifacts in the Les Invalides district.



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