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Darts
Darts

Darts
Darts

Darts
Darts

A kind of hidden weapons, which are also called darts out of the hand. They are a kind of hidden weapons often used in ancient battlefields. Darts are made of copper, with their heads in the prism shape and their tails being flat. They are 12 cm long and weigh 300~350 g each. Those with a 7-cm-long red or green strip of silk at the tail are called clothed darts, those without are called clean rod darts and those cooked in poison or those whose heads are coated with poisonous ointment are called poisonous darts.

In practice, the middle finger, forefinger and ring finger are formed into the trough form to hold the three surfaces of the dart (with the middle finger on the broader surface), the thumb holds the back of the dart and the end of the dart is against the palm while the little finger is pressed closely to the ring finger. The middle finger is taken as the guide and the strength of the wrist is used to throw the dart.

The ways of darting include, firstly, positive-hand darting, i.e. with the palm upwards, aiming at a target higher than the bosom in the front or on the inner side; secondly, negative-hand darting, i.e. with the palm downwards, aiming at a target lower than the bosom in the front or on the outer side; thirdly, back-hand darting, i.e. with the palm downwards and aiming at a target at the back; and fourthly, receiving darts, i.e. jinking to evade the dart, instead of greeting the dart head in practice, and grasp the tail of the dart. Whether on horse or on foot, the function of darts is not inferior to arrows and the crucial parts in the head as well as legs or the body within 100 steps can be hit by the quite lethal dart.

Source: Encyclopedia of China Publishing House

 

 

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