Eighteen Arms of Wushu

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The Eighteen Arms (Chinese: 十八般兵器) is a list of the eighteen main weapons of Chinese martial arts. The origin of the list is unclear and there have been disputes as to what the eighteen weapons actually are. However, all lists contain at least one or more of the following weapons:

Wuzazu Version[edit]

  1. Bow (弓)
  2. Crossbow (弩)
  3. Spear (槍)
  4. Single-edged sword (刀)
  5. Double-edged sword (劍)
  6. Ancient style spear (矛)
  7. Shield (盾)
  8. Axe (斧)
  9. Greataxe (鉞)
  10. Dagger halberd (戟)
  11. Round bar mace or iron whip (鞭)
  12. Bar mace (鐗)
  13. Pole pick (撾)
  14. Spiked Mace (殳)
  15. Trident (叉)
  16. Rake (耙)
  17. Rope (綿繩套索)
  18. Barehanded (白打)

Water Margin Version[edit]

  1. Ancient style spear (矛)
  2. Mace (錘)
  3. Bow (弓)
  4. Crossbow (弩)
  5. Firearm (銃)
  6. Round bar mace or iron whip (鞭)
  7. Bar mace (鐗)
  8. Sword (劍)
  9. Chain (鏈)
  10. Pole pick (撾)
  11. Axe (斧)
  12. Greataxe (鉞)
  13. Dagger axe (戈)
  14. Dagger halberd (戟)
  15. Shield (牌)
  16. Club (棒)
  17. Spear (槍)
  18. Trident (叉)

Other Version[edit]

  1. Blade (刀)
  2. Spear (槍)
  3. Double-edged sword (劍)
  4. Dagger halberd (戟)
  5. Axe (斧)
  6. Greataxe (鉞)
  7. Hook sword (鉤)
  8. Trident (叉)
  9. Ranseur (镗)
  10. Staff (棍)
  11. Long spear (槊)
  12. Club (棒)
  13. Round bar mace or iron whip (鞭)
  14. Bar mace(鐧)
  15. Mace (錘)
  16. Pole pick (挝)
  17. Tonfa (拐)
  18. Meteor hammer (流星鎚)

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