The most common form of military spade is also known as Yue Ya Chan (月牙鏟, lit. 'Crescent spade') or Ang Yue Chan (仰月鏟, lit. 'Rising moon spade'). Unlike its modern martial arts descendant (commonly known as monk's spade), military spade does not have a second spade head, but mounts a butt spike instead.
Tian Peng Chan (天蓬鏟, lit. 'Tian Peng's spade')
|Drawing of a Tian Peng Chan, from 'Chou Hai Tu Bian (《籌海圖編》)'.|
Zhao Shi Zhen's modified Tian Peng Chan
|Zhao Shi Zhen's modified Tian Peng Chan (highlighted), from 'Shen Qi Pu (《神器譜》)'.|
E Mei Chan (峨嵋鏟, lit. 'Emei spade')
|A soldier with E Mei Chan, from 'Wu Bei Yao Lue (《武備要略》)'.|