The Bold Naginata (捨て身の薙刀 Sutemi no naginata, lit. Life-Risking Naginata) is a Naginata that is introduced Fire Emblem Fates. Like its Japanese name suggests, the Bold Naginata is a weapon that puts its wielder's life under immense risk; while it is defined by high Might, this is greatly offset by the slew of penalties that are imposed on its wielder, including a restriction on their ability to perform double attacks and a severe reduction in their Defense and Resistance. In addition to this, the Bold Naginata, in an antithetical fashion, boosts its wielder's foes' ability to perform double attacks by a substantial amount.
The naginata (薙刀), was a polearm used by samurai. It was essentially a spear with a curved blade. The naginata is one class of the Nihontō (日本刀), Japanese bladed weapons.