|Drawing of a Gou Lian, from 'Ji Xiao Xin Shu (《紀效新書》)'.|
A variant with wooden shaft, also known as Ti Gou (提鈎, lit. 'Lifting hook'), is used in siege defense.
This weapon is related to (and sometimes its name is used interchangeably with) Gou Lian Qiang (鈎鐮鎗), although its hook is much larger.
Bing Lu (《兵錄》) variant
|Variant design of Gou Lian, from 'Bing Lu (《兵錄》)'.|
It bears some resemblance to European fauchard.