A Rare Chinese Brass Flail, Kau Sin Ke


Origin: Chinese
Period: Late Nineteenth Century
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1895-1900
Full Length: 57 inches
Handle Length: 7 inches

The cloth bound handle with double loop ends, one suspending a chain terminating with punch struck hexagonal weight. Nine section chains were the standard for flails and this example is no different, the whole in very sound condition, whilst the cloth handle is a particularly nice feature as it has remained in tact.

Kau Sin Ke were produced mostly in iron for fighting and for strengthening the wrist, and they date from the antiforeigner movement in China the Boxer Uprising, 1898–1900.

This is an exceptional chance to own a very interesting Chinese fighting weapon.