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  hook sword

 

Thailand

A bronze statue of a Shaolin warrior monk practicing combat with a gou, a Chinese martial arts weapon also known as a hook sword or tiger-head.

 

A hook sword consists of a large crowbar-like rod with a sharp hook at the tip and a sickle-shaped knife attached near the grip at the bottom, which is also pointed.

 

  hook sword