Our Combat Steel Monk Spade is made of High Carbon Steel and weighs 12.25 lbs with an overall length of 79". The blade measures 10.25" long by 11.5" wide and is blunt. This sturdy combat steel monk spade is used in traditional external kung fu training, demonstration, and competition.
A Monk Spade is a famous weapon of Shaolin Temple. Though it did serve to protect the wielder on journeys, its secondary use was to fulfill the monk’s religious responsibility to the dead by burying them. Due to its fan-like shape, the Monk Spade performed ably as a shovel for digging, hence its name. This variant is constructed with hollow, high-carbon steel spade and crescent heads affixed to thick walled hollow steel shaft.