The Double Hooks (sometimes called “Tiger Hooks” or “Tiger Head Hook Swords”) are traditional Northern kung fu weapons. This pair of hook swords are made of chrome plated steel and are stiff. Handles have a blue, black, and white nylon wrap.
You can learn this unique twin weapon with Sifu Wing Lam's Double Tiger-Head Hook Swords DVD. The DVD teaches techniques for close distance combat, medium range, even a method on how to hook both weapons together for extended reach.
Hook swords have been gaining in popularity. Not only are they granted great distinction because of their outlandish – though distinctly attractive – appearance, but also because of their great inventiveness and utility. Unlike other weapons, most of which have only one or two striking surfaces, the Double Hooks can be used at a variety of ranges in a multitude of ways. The dagger-blades and the crescent moon guards can be used for slashing and stabbing at close range. The blades and hooks can cut, penetrate, and even catch enemy weapons (or the enemy) at medium range. And the swords can be hooked together and lashed out for great, sweeping cuts at long range.
- Approximate Weight: 1.5 lbs per pair
- Approximate Length: 37.5"
- Approximate Width (at widest point, including hook guard): 6"
- Approximate Handle Length: 4"