Chinese ''Chicken Claw'' Sickle

  • Axes & Club
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

Developed around the 12th Century, The Chicken Sickle (or Chicken Claw), was a Polearm-type weapon, Similar to many European Pike and Halberd weapons, the head of the weapon resembled chicken or rooster claws. A long double-edged blade extended from the top of the stick (12-inches). Two adjacent blades were attached at the base and curved downwards. Mounted on multiple poles roughly 2 feet long. it was considered a thrusting weapon. Used in pairs, they was also used to unhorse a rider by hooking into his Armor and pulling him down. It was also documented to have been used against enemy horse legs as well. A Sword version called The Hook Sword developed out of The Chicken Sickle.