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Old 12th October 2009, 05:50 PM   #1
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Smile CHINESE CARRING/FIGHTING POLE

THESE ITEMS WERE SAID TO BE SHAOLIN CARRING POLES ALSO USED FOR FIGHTING. 19 CENTURY COLLECTED IN THE KHENTII MOUNTAINS IN HONAN WHICH IS A SHAOLIN AREA. THEY ARE 206 CM. LONG WITH 15 CM. LONG IRON TIPS AND WEIGH 2.00 KG AND HAVE A 2 METER SPINNING RADIUS. SAID TO BE USED AGAINST BANDITS OR BEARS. THERE ARE TWO EXAMPLES WITH SOME VARIATION. ITS SOMETHING I HAD NOT SEEN SO THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST. UNFORTUNATELY I CAN ONLY GET ONE OF THE THREE PICTURES TO LOAD . THE PICTURE IS OF ONE END OF A POLE AND THE OTHER END WOULD BE THE SAME WITH A SHAFT CONNECTING THE TWO.
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Old 12th October 2009, 08:08 PM   #2
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I can believe it's a yoke of some sort, but it's weird. Question: is there just a straight shaft in the middle, or is there some accommodation for the user's neck and shoulders?

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Old 13th October 2009, 01:39 AM   #3
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THESE ARE NOT LIKE THE ONES USUALLY SEEN WITH THE YOKE AND THE WIDE POLE AND CURVE. THEY JUST HAVE A STRAIGHT POLE BETWEEN THE TWO ENDS AND WERE DESIGNED TO CARRY BASKETS RATHER THAN BUCKETS OF WATER. I WILL TRY THE PICTURES AGAIN BUT THE SHAFT IS FLAT LIKE THE PART YOU CAN SEE IN THE ONE PICTURE OF THE END. THE PICTURES ARE TOO LARGE AND I HAVE NO SOFTWARE TO RESIZE. THE AUCTIONS HAD ENDED BUT THE ITEMS HAVE NOW BEEN RELISTED SO I WILL NOT DISCUSS FARTHER FOR NOW. PERHAPS A SEARCH WOULD YEILD THE PICTURES.
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