Tales of Wuxia
A pole with a pointed stabbing head, prized for its versatility: long, useful in one hand or two, often throwable, and uniformly deadly. Many variants sacrifice some flexibility for special-purpose effectiveness.
The short spear is short, one-handed, and unthrowable. It is a poor man’s stabbing sword.
The long spear is exclusively a melee weapon, employed with or without a shield for formation fighting.
The heavy spear is similar, but has an extra-wide head for disemboweling. It’s so massive that it requires two hands.