These Kung Fu Double Axes aren’t a particularly common site these days even in demonstrations and competition but it probably isn’t considered one of the rarer weapons in Chinese Martial Arts. Originally they probably would have been very heavy and nowadays made much lighter for Chinese Wushu practice. Axes exist throughout martial arts, and have most likely evolved from simple farming tools, like so many Martial art weapons. However, these Kung Fu Double Axes are a much more stylised version of axes and are only suitable for solo kung fu practice and training.
The Kung Fu Double Axes are made from plated steel, which are designed to give the feel of a short axe. They are usually seen in two different design types, one where the head of the axe is one piece of cut sheet metal and these ones that is a crafted axe head, which tapers to the back. The head is still hollow to help reduce weight but has a much more axe like feel. The shaft is wooden and is painted maroon like a lot of Chinese Kung Fu weapons. At the end of the shaft is a metal end cap which helps keep the wood from splintering but would also be used for striking with.
On the top of the axe head is a spike, this is similar to a spear head in design, tapered and beveled, but hollow to keep the weight down. The whole axe screws together which is super useful if you are traveling with the axes as you can packed them down smaller and it holds together very well when training. Each axe is about 41 inches long or 104cm long. They are always sold in pairs.
“These are for Wushu so don’t expect some solid lump of a weapon. They’ re pretty light, which is perfect for Wushu but don’t expect to be hitting anything with them.”
Doug Swift – Owner of Enso Martial Arts Shop
Here are the dimensions of the Kung Fu Double Axes:
- Total Length = 31" / 79cm
- Top Spike = 5.5" / 14cm
- Axe Head Width = 24cm / 9.5cm
- Axe Head Depth = 10" / 25cm
- Axe Head Thickness = 4cm / 1.5"
- Length of shaft = 21.5" / 55cm
- Length of Butt = 6cm / 2.5"
- Weight = 1.25kg each axe
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.