Chinese Hook Sword. Chinese weapon traditionally associated with Northern styles of Chinese martial arts. Recommended to use in pairs. Overall length: 33".
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The Hook Sword, Twin Hooks, Fu Tao or Shuang Gou also known as Hu Tou Gou (tiger-head-hook) is an exotic Chinese weapon traditionally associated with Northern styles of Chinese martial arts, but now often practiced by Southern styles as well.
These swords have a blade similar to that of the jian sword, though possibly thicker or unsharpened, with a prong or hook (similar to a shepherd's crook) near the tip. Guards are substantial, in the style of butterfly swords. Often used in pairs, the hooks of the weapons may be used to trap or deflect other weapons.
Routines for hook swords are taught in such Northern schools as Northern Shaolin and Seven-Star Mantis, and in some schools of Southern arts such as Choy Lay Fut. Modern routines for hook swords are often very flashy, and may involve techniques such as linking paired weapons and wielding them as a single long, flexible weapon.
Recommended to use in pairs.
Hook sword features
Overall length: 33".
Blade Lengths: 21" , Handle Guard Blade 9".
Blade Material: Stainless Steel.
Handle Material: Black Wrapped Cord.