Pre modern times have seen spears exist at some point in almost every civilisation’s history, especially warring states. It’s a really simple weapon to manufacture and repair. They vary massively across cultures and the Chinese have this Double Ended Spear as an example of this. Seen much less often in Chinese Kung Fu demonstrations compared to the standard Kung Fu Spear, it has become quite a rare weapon in Chinese Martial Arts. You will see it being demonstrated with in Shaolin and Wushu but traditionally it would have existed in many Chinese Martial Arts Styles.
The shaft of the spear is made from White wax wood and unliek most spears whic are left natural and bobbly this is planed smooth so it really does have that waxy feel to it. The double ended spear is also pretty unique as it tapered from the middle to each end. Attached to the White wax wood shaft are two steel spear heads. These are standard but small spear heads, which have a unique feature of holes through the base which when caught right in the air whistle. Great for demonstrations. The spearheads both have about 12' of red faux horsehair on them. A feature harking back to an earlier time of battles and gruesomeness. It's now decorative but in warring times would have been used to help stop blood from running down the shaft and making it all sticky. Gruesome but very practical.
“This Double Ended Spear is very hard to find these days, grab them while you can, it's not alwasy we can get stock of them ”
Doug Swift – Owner of Enso Martial Arts Shop
Here are the dimensions of this Double Ended Spear :
- Total Length = 75" / 191cm
- Shaft width = 1" / 2.5cm
- Spear Head Length = 7" / 17cm
- Hair Length = 12" / 30cm
- Weight = 650g
If you have any questions about the Double Ended Spear you want to buy feel free to contact us at our shop to discuss it, call (0117) 9425832 or email [email protected]