Chinese Tiger Fork

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  • Overview
  • The Chinese Tiger Fork is supposedly a weapon to hunt big cats in Southern China. Today is it a weapon for Southern styles like Hung Gar and Lau Gar Kung Fu

Product details

  • A Chinese Martial Arts Weapon
  • One of the rarest Kung Fu weapons
  • Originally used to protect against big cats including Tigers
  • Steel Head with a wooden shaft
  • Associated with styles such as Hung Gar and Shaolin


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Chinese Tiger Fork Description

Traditionally, Chinese Tiger Fork were reportedly used for hunting big cats in southern China. There are other theories that they may have been used for harvesting crops, similar to a pitch fork in the west. However that doesn’t sound a cool as fending off Tigers. Used now mainly by the Southern Chinese Kung Fu styles such as Hung Gar and Lau Gar, to name a few, you will also see these in The Shaolin Temple and in modern Wushu. The Chinese Tiger Fork is quite heavy weight, which makes it perfect for training and building strength.


The Fork head is made from solid steel, which gives the Chinese Tiger Fork it's weight, and the shaft from wood. Like many of the Chinese weapons the wooden shaft is painted a maroon red. At the base of the fork is a faux horsehair, which is traditionally supposed to stop the blood running down the shaft and making it sticky and unusable. The end of the shaft has a metal end cap, which would have been used for butting and jabbing


These days the Chinese Tiger Fork is one of the rarer weapons in Kung Fu, it’s a solid chucky weapon that you'll love training with an will last a lifetime.


Advice from the shop on your Chinese Tiger Fork

“These are not built for sparring only for forms, and at which they are perfect”

Doug Swift – Owner of Enso Martial Arts Shop


Sizing of your of Chinese Tiger Fork

Here are the dimensions of this Chinese Tiger Fork:  

  • Total Length = 72 " or 182.88cm
  • Fork width = 15" or 40 cm
  • Total Weight = 1.80 kg


If you have any questions about the Chinese Tiger Fork you want to buy feel free to contact us at our shop to discuss it, call (0117) 9425832 or email [email protected]


Shipping your Chinese Tiger Fork

We have a few different options for posting your items at Enso Martial Arts Shop. Prices vary depending on the overall order, weight, size etc. The checkout page will automatically workout the possible options for you. 

We can send your item(s) in the following ways:

Courier Tracked and Insured - Order before 1pm, we can pack and post the same day to be with you the next working day, this is not a weekend service. It is fully tracked and we will send you the tracking number when we process your order.

Hermes - In our experience an extremely slow service, we cannot guarantee it will arrive. It isn’t insured or tracked. If you want this pitiful service and your parcel thrown into a random hedge near your house, if you're lucky, just to save about £2 the go for us. Good luck

UPS Worldwide - For anywhere outside the UK, we can post the same day but delivery times are dependent on the destination. Approximate delivery times are as follows: 

* Europe: 2-3 working days

* USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand: 3-4 working days

* All other destinations: 4-7 working days.



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