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    Hook Swords

    Does anyone here have any experience with the Chinese hook swords?

    I watched a video of a martial artist using them, and he did a flashy move of hooking them together and spinning around, basically forming a six foot long sword blade.

    It looked cool, but I thought in a real fight it could be a really bad idea.

    The two swords aren't rigidly connected, so what happens when the opponent blocks the blade, whacks it up or down with a staff, or whatever?

    Now, I guess the inertia of the second sword would keep it from flying back in and hurting the wielder, but if it unhooks from #1 and goes flying, well, you've just lost one of your weapons, jackass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Y. View Post
    It looked cool, but I thought in a real fight it could be a really bad idea.
    You are assuming that hook swords have a purpose beyond looking cool. Where would you get into this "real fight" where they are an option?

    Arming yourself in case of a mugging?*
    Home defence?
    Weapon of opportunity?

    Facility with hook swords is one issue that will never come up in a "real fight". You are safe. Enjoy the show.






    *Although there is probably room here for Phil Elmore to follow up his hugely sucessful Street Sword...

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    Hook swords suck because Korea invented them.

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    You're in Korea right now.

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    This at least explains why hook swords are always used in pairs...

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    Why.. because Korean **** breaks?
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    I don't know guys.

    Those hook swords have to be legit. The world would be a cold unfair place if Hook Swords were not straight up sweet ass killing tools.

    This stuff the most awesome hardcore **** I have ever seen ! On the real battle field there would be legs and arms and face and elbows getting cut off and flung all over the place, yo.

    You can't use these fucking things in a real fight!! The cops would shoot you cause they know the powers of these Ancient badass weapons.

    YouTube - 2 Person Set Spear vs Double Hook Swords

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    I dunno, Kabal was pretty badass and he used hook swords.
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    Wait, "double hook swords?" Is that like... a hook sword inside a hook sword?

    "Yo dawg, we heard you like hook swords, so we put a hook sword in your hook sword!"

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    As did the wolf bandits in the "Kung Fu Panda" video game.....

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