The proper Chinese name for mace is Gu Duo (骨朵), which is a corruption of Gua Zhun (胍肫), meaning big belly or flower bud. It is also known as Chui (錘, can be written as 鎚, meaning hammer), the later term is more common in modern usage. Chinese do not have an equivalent to war hammer.
|Drawing of a Suan Tou Gu Duo, from 'Wu Bei Zhi (《武備志》)'.|
Suan Tou Gu Duo refers to a non-spiked Chinese mace. It is named after its garlic-shaped mace head.
Ji Li Gu Duo (蒺藜骨朵, lit. 'Puncturevine mace')
|Drawing of a Ji Li Gu Duo, from 'Wu Bei Zhi (《武備志》)'.|
Fei Chui (飛鎚, lit. 'Flying hammer')
|Drawing of a Liu Xing Chui, from 'Wu Bei Zhi (《武備志》)'.|
|Two ceremonial maces, from 'San Cai Tu Hui (《三才圖會》)'.|