This hefty Chinese polearm has a blade that has been made from folding steel – a blademaking method with a long history in China. The blade is fitted to a lion dog head mounting which is well-cast in lavishly detailed antiqued solid brass. The haft is blackened wood and the polearm counterweight is crafted from matching antiqued solid brass.
The polearm comes with a wooden display and gift box which is bound in brocade. It ships in two pieces and simply screws together to assemble it.
The unique, crown-like design of this polearm is quite ingenious – the central spearhead is quite a capable piercing weapon whilst the outward-facing prongs both serve to prevent excessively deep penetration into a target and as armor-puncturing prongs when the polearm is swung. A wide and sharpened body to the blade gives it fierce chopping power.