Weapons - Monk's Crescent Moon Spade   月牙鏟
Versions taught: Hung Gar (Grandmaster Wing Lam).  The spade was primarily carried by traveling monks to bury the dead properly with Buddhist rites. Of course, it could serve as a weapon as well. It was briefly seen in the movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The spade plays a key role in both Journey to the West and in
Water Margin.  I prefer the Hung Gar set to the Shaolin set. The spade end also symbolizes the sun - when there is no crescent the weapon is called a convenience spade. Cost: $90 to $175 depending on the steel

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