I'm looking for a real sharpened fan for a gift for my kung fu sihon. I know that the fan is used to one degree or another in japanese, korean, and chinese martial arts. anyone know where I could find a sharpened fan? i'm looking for a weapon with sharp points, not the overly common rounded off ones or bamboo ones.
I noticed that you have a production company affiliation and perhaps that may be the key to a connection to what you seek.
I saw a "spiked" fan showcased on a XMA DVD to show how truly beautiful and inventively wide-ranged martial arts really is. Contact them and request professional resource research and contact information to discover where it came from and how it could be obtained for your next "project." And if you could, please, let me know what you find. My family's fan style appears to showcase a Korean variation that has a few throwing techniques designed for what I can only imagine to be blades, spikes, or other such at the tips (it's a lot of fun actually, you flick the fan around in a way that keeps it closed or opened and then you suddenly throw it at a close target in a closed way that suddenly bursts open, points down/at the target, as what I can imagine to be a painful distraction). After poorly made bamboo practice versions for so long, it'd be nice to practice with something resembling the real thing for once. The aluminum ones online and everything else for fans online I've tried and researched are all poorly made-they rip or break within months!- or have even poorer balance.