Rare Ancient Chinese Warrior's Pair Of "fu Tao" Hook Tiger Swords 500-1000 Years

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller investment-arms (277) 99.4%, Location: Brooklyn, New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 223089247709 RARE ANCIENT CHINESE WARRIOR'S PAIR OF "FU TAO" HOOK TIGER SWORDS 500-1000 YEARS Dear Bidders, We have been actively collecting and trading in Antique Arms and Armor for over two decades, now with the ever-growing demand for quality Antique and Collectible weapons all over the World and the market being at its peak, we have decided to start offering some of the unique and rare items for your consideration through eBay marketplace, we will be listing a good selection of quality weapons on weekly bases, most with no reserves and to be sold to the highest bidder. Please make sure to look through all the detailed photos which best describe the condition of the items and ask questions should you need additional information on any item. 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Please remember that Investing in Antiques and particularly Antique Weapons have always been and continuing to be one of the Best Investments you can make, especially on today's unstable financial and real estate markets, these Rare and Unique items will Always keep and Gain their value besides providing an enormous amount of Pleasure to their passionate collectors and owners such as you and us. Thank you and Best of Luck bidding ! No shipping to China, Buyers from China ~ Must have Hong Kong shipping address On your PayPal payment. Shipping to Russia is $150 per Knife/Dagger and $250 per Sword (may take up to 30-45 days, depending on carrier's travel). Buyers from Italy ~ Must Have ~ Government or Police issued Permit for Import of Antique Arms. DESCRIPTION : Total Length (in scabbard, if there is one) ~ 40 3/4" Blade Length ~ 8 1/4" THIS AND THE OTHER EARLY CHINESE WEAPONS ARE A PART OF THE MAJOR COLLECTION OF CHINESE ARMS AND ARMOR PUT TOGETHER BY ONE ARCHAEOLOGIST WHO SPENT MOST OF HIS LIFE WORKING ON THE EAST AND PIECED THIS INCREDIBLE COLLECTION PIECE BY PIECE, WE WILL BE HAPPY TO GRADUALLY OFFER THESE FASCINATING ANCIENT CHINESE WEAPONS FOR SALE ON HIS BEHAVE, SO PLEASE WATCH OUR AUCTIONS REGULARLY FOR MORE ANCIENT AND EARLY UNIQUE CHINESE WEAPONS. Condition ~ HEAVY AGE WEAR, OXIDATION BUT STILL SOLID AND STRONG. Origin ~ CHINA Approximate Age ~ WARRING STATES OR LATER. 500+ YEARS OLD. WOW !!! Additional Comments ~ VERY RARE WEAPON USED FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS BY CHINESE WARRIORS, ESPECIALLY RARE IN ORIGINAL PAIR . Hook swordFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to navigationJump to searchHook swords, used (as is typical) as a pair.The hook sword, twin hooks, fu tao, hu tou gou (tiger head hook) or shuang gou(simplified Chinese: 钩; traditional Chinese: 鈎 or 鉤; pinyin: Gou) is a Chinese weapon traditionally associated with northern styles of Chinese martial arts and Wushu weapons routines, but now often practiced by southern styles as well.Contents1Background2Characteristics3Use4In popular culture5See also6ReferencesBackground[edit]This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (September 2016)(Learn how and when to remove this template message)Reliable information on hook swords is difficult to come by.[citation needed] While sometimes called an ancient weapon and described as dating from the Song dynasty to Warring States or even earlier, most antique examples and artistic depictions are from the late Qing era or later, suggesting that they are actually a comparatively recent design. They were also an exclusively civilian weapon, appearing in none of the official listings of Chinese armaments. Surviving sharpened examples point to actual use as weapons, but their rarity, and the training necessary to use them, strongly suggest that they were only rarely used as such.Characteristics[edit]Also known as "tiger hook swords" or qian kun ri yue dao (literally "Heaven and Earth, Sun and Moon sword"[1]), these weapons have a sharp blade similar to the jian, though possibly thicker or sometimes 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.There are five components to the hook sword:The back, which is often used as a regular sword.The hook, which is used to trip enemies, catch weapons and for slashing.The end of the hilt, which is sharpened.The crescent guard, which is used for blocking, trapping and slashing.The link, which is used when using a pair. The two hooks can loosely connect, and the wielder swings one hook sword, in a way that the second is extended further out, almost six feet. While the second is in the air, the dagger upon the hilt slashes the target. In this way, the wielder can extend their reach out from three feet to six.Use[edit]This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (September 2016) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)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. Most routines are single person. Some schools of Baguazhang also teach a similar weapon, often called "deer horn knives" or "Mandarin duck knives." These weapons typically feature a much shorter or entirely missing main hook, and instead focus on the various cutting and stabbing blades arranged around the guard. Because of the various protrusions and the high possibility for accidental hooking or stabbing, they are almost never used in sparring, and are used sparingly in two person routines.In popular culture[edit]In the popular animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender, the Earth Kingdom rebel Jet utilizes a pair of hook swords.In the "Barsoom" series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the people of Okar, who live in and around the planet's northern polar region in domed cities, wield hook swords and shields.In the film The One Armed Swordsman, the villain Long-Armed Devil and his men use hook swords with a mechanically enhanced hook.In the duel between Shulien (Michelle Yeoh) and Jen Yu (Zhang Ziyi) in the movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Shulien uses a number of traditional Chinese weapons in turn, one of which is a pair of hook swords. The other weapons she uses are the four major weapons of Chinese martial culture: the single-edged sword or dao; the spear or qiang; the hard whip; and the double-edged straight sword or jian. She also picks up but does not manage to use a monk's spade or yuèyáchǎn.In the Mortal Kombat series of video games, Kabal and Mavado use hook swords.In the anime adaptation of the popular manga series, Bleach, the anime-only character Shusuke Amagai's released zanpakuto takes the form of a hook sword, with the hook facing the opposite direction it normally does.In Dynasty Warriors 8, Yue Jin wields the twin hookswords as his signature weapon.In Shadow Fight 2, the twin hook swords, referred as shuang gou, are an unlockable weapon. There is a ceremonial version easter egg.In Shadow Fight 3, the twin hook swords, called Metal Shuang Gou, can be unlocked from chests and booster packs in Chapter 2In Infinity Blade 2, twin hook swords can be found as a usable weapon.Martial artist and actress Cynthia Rothrock says hook swords are her preferred weapons.[2]In the game Path of Exile, grappler and tiger hook, two of the many possible one-handed swords that can drop from monsters, are based on hook swords.In the 1986 film, The Golden Child, Eddie Murphy's character encounters an evil henchmen in a restaurant that has a pair of the swords.In the videogame For Honor, the upcoming class Nuxia of the Wu Lin faction uses hookswords. Listing and template services provided by inkFrog Condition: Genuine Antique

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