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I watched a Chinese movie in which the protagonist used this weapon. Its blade part can rotate like a drill.

Square-section weapon similar to a sword

I was wondering if you know the name of this kind of weapon or how would you describe its appearance? I tried:

It’s a skinny mace with connected stone cubes for its blade part and a sharp cone on top.

But I think my description will likely cause confusion. I would appreciate it if you could help me out.

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    This doesn't look like an actual weapon to me, just something invented for visual effect by the props designer. Fantasy and pseudo-historical movies rarely use plausible weapons--they just don't look exciting enough. – StoneyB May 31 '17 at 0:14
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    I would describe it first and foremost as a "sword" because it looks like a sword. It has a guard, a scabbard, a "blade", a grip, and a pommel. A mace typically doesn't have all those features. "A sword with a blade of connected stone cubes that spin as a drill would" – Samuel May 31 '17 at 0:16
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    A capped baton of 19 rectangular cuboids with a square hand guard, wrapped pommel and matching scabbard. – Elliott Frisch May 31 '17 at 0:16
  • You might want to do a Google search on the name of the movie and sword or mace. – Roger Sinasohn May 31 '17 at 0:18
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I got a couple of hits with "kang long mace":

The pagoda whip, mace, sword, Longquan KANGLONG pattern steel, fine sword, sword

The pagoda whip KANGLONG mace cold weapon pattern steel Tang sword Longquan sword not of edge (custom)

[Military typhoon] movie Babel Empire Detective / Di Renjie selected hand Kang Long mace (hand pattern steel) ancient weapons / collection ~ free shipping ~

Unfortunately, I can barely handle English, so you're on your own for translations. (Or you could ask the Google.)

Beyond that, perhaps a martial arts SE might be of more help?

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