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tiger fork

Hǔchā (虎叉)

The Chinese tiger fork.
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Tiger fork

Chinese "tiger forks" or hǔchā (虎叉) are one of the classic weapons in Chinese martial arts.

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Suōbiāo (梭鏢)

A Chinese type of javelin.
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Biāo (鏢)

A Chinese javelin.
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A large hunting spear in use by the Qing dynasty Tiger spear division.
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A Sinhalese spear

A nice example of a rare type of weapon from the Sinhalese arsenal.
Tanjore spearhead

Tanjore spearhead


A south Indian spearhead with a thick double-edged, symmetrical leaf-shaped blade.

Indian javelin

Indian javelin head

With leaf-shaped blade with strong ribbed feature on either side.
Chinese tiger fork

Chinese tiger fork


Chinese "tiger forks" or hǔchā (虎叉) are one of the classic weapons in

South Indian spearhead

A south Indian spearhead


A large south Indian spearhead called sangsanku or sanger

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Chinese javelin head


At first sight, this may look like a miniature version of a standard Qing spearhead.

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Chinese yanyuedao

One of the most iconic of Chinese weapons, commonly known as "Guandao"
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Spears of the Qing dynasty


In this article I highlight a number of spears used by the Qing dynasty military.

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Edged Weapons of the Green Standard Army

The Green Standard Army was a large standing army of the Qing dynasty.