The Royal Armouries Tekko
By Jikishin Kobudo, Jun 22 2016 11:12AM
We have had four sets of replicas made of these that have just arrived today. An outstanding weapon, that has hardly been put down all afternoon. Now we just need to find out a bit more about their history.
If anyone has seen or used knuckle-dusters that are exactly like these - please get in touch. They are quite rare and different from the mainstream Okinawa Tekko and are almost certainly Chinese. Of particular interest is the fact that these appear to be a mixture of Tekko and Tetchu. Oddly perhaps is also the ornate decoration along the bar that would usually be gripped, whereas the striking side is more rounded and undecorated. Possibly evidence that these were used as horse stirrups? Much to research with these and much to enjoy in their use.