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Old 30th December 2017, 08:09 AM   #4
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Thanks, they look good overall. From all this, I would venture to say by their construction and sturdiness that they are probably pre-World War II vintage, perhaps turn of the last century, even. These were civilian weapons, and thus their use continued in various local martial arts traditions into a time when the techniques were still cultivated for combat value (even if only for street brawls between triad gangs) rather than the mostly sportive purposes pursued in more recent times. And yes, it's great to have a pair of them! So many have been separated over the years and only singles remain out of what were supposed to be sets.
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