Back in the 1990’s, Cold Steel’s President Lynn C. Thompson purchased a Chinese Tiger Fork to add to his collection. He fitted it with an old rattan staff and has trained with it ever since. Lynn enjoys reading tales of hunting exploits in historical accounts and had read stories about Chinese hunters using these giant forked tools to dispatch big cats. He also had the pleasure of training with Chinese Martial Artists and studying how this tool was modified as a weapon of war. After 20 years, Lynn has finally brought his own version of the combative Tiger Fork to a modern audience. Cold Steel’s interpretation of this Martial Artist’s tool features a stout 64” Ash handle, and a carbon steel head – with an elongated central spike to maximize its thrusting potential and inwardly curved outer forks to increase the success of trapping techniques.