Good quality Chinese kung fu fan?

Discussion in 'Weapons' started by mewtwo55555, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. mewtwo55555

    mewtwo55555 Valued Member

    So today I bought a cheap 20 dollar metal Chinese Kung Fu/ Taichi fan. My plan was to use it as a fan at a convention I go to that is in a building that has very very bad air circulation. Well I just bought it today and already it is starting to come apart. I have had issues with fans in the past but not this quickly. Was wondering if anyone could recommend a good quality fan? I am not looking for top of the line but something that can withstand some play and actual use as a fan.
  2. Brigid

    Brigid Kung Fu Mother

    I have a couple of fans which are nylon on bamboo. I’ve had the older of the two for two years without any issues. Here’s an example of the type I mean. Kung Fu Bamboo Dragon Fan Tai Chi Training Martial Arts Taiji Dance Fighting | eBay

    I could not find details of a specific manufacturer/brand to recommend. I’ve got mine through my tai chi teacher and through a martial arts supplier based here in the UK.
  3. mewtwo55555

    mewtwo55555 Valued Member

    Lol I knew I forgot something. I am looking for a metal fan. The one I have now is metal and I would like one better.
  4. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool Spes mea in nihil Deus MAP 2017 Moi Award

    Do you want one that you could use as a baton? Or just one that you can functionally use as a fan?
  5. mewtwo55555

    mewtwo55555 Valued Member

    One that is used as a functional fan. I have seen the non-opening chunks of metal ones and thous look like they would make a good Sap and I might get one in the future. But for now I need a functional fan one.
  6. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool Spes mea in nihil Deus MAP 2017 Moi Award

    Is there much space in your costume to carry it?
  7. mewtwo55555

    mewtwo55555 Valued Member

    Not going to be wearing a costume. I will be carrying it in a messenger bag.
  8. El Medico

    El Medico Valued Member

    If you just need a fan to fan thyself at this convention just go buy a couple cheap but functional fans.Shouldn't cost more than 2 or 3 U$. You can always buy a better showpiece fan later.Most fans are made to be used and not fall apart right away.Fans in the real world really aren't a high ticket item.At all.

    Unless one buys them for martial practices,I guess. $20 and falling apart so soon? Yike.

    20 bucks for a fan is not at all a cheap price,and should buy a pretty well made (or at least an elaborately decorated hang on the wall) item.At least for a fan to be used for fanning.Sorry you bought junk-take it back, if sold as a "Kung Fu" fan it should at least hold up to all that snapping open and closed people do in their fan forms.
  9. mewtwo55555

    mewtwo55555 Valued Member

    This is the model I got at a gun show in the US

    I have also had these models that the cloth frayed after use and such.

    Steel Kung Fu Fan

    I am not sure if their is a difference. And yes in the past when I have had fans I have "played" with them by opening and closing them. So maybe that is the reason for the fray on those but the one I bought that has now been thrown away literally started fraying like the next day.

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