Gou Qiang (鈎鎗)

Mongol Hooked Lance
Drawing of a Gou Qiang, from 'Lian Bing Za Ji (《練兵雜紀》)'.

A Gou Qiang (鈎鎗, barbed spear) is a cavalry spear with two or three barbs below the spearhead. It measures eight chi five cun in length and weights three catties.

Gou Qiang was frequently used by the Mongols, although it was originally a Chinese weapon recorded in Song Dynasty Wu Jing Zong Yao (《武經總要》). It is similar, but distinct, from Gou Lian Qiang (鈎鐮鎗).

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