I found some randori.
Folk please watch this, to my eyes this is more relevant to the argument between me and a few others in this thread than the two kata vids posted by Carsten
If either of the two combatants took time to use the butt they would be shishkebabed.
It can happen, sure, but that would amount to messing about.
"Kendo World" is plastered across the base of the video and you're asking me
if I watched it!?
I had another quick look at the iaido vid, and sure, its an iaijutsu vid, my bad.
Still just kata.
The spear was a battlefield weapon.
You are standing on a battlefield and you have a spear (maybe you just finished skewering the guy in front of you) and an enemy is coming up behind you.
What do you do if you want to stay alive?