I've recently bought a 9 hook broadsword from an online martial arts store. I bought it mainly for decoration, but as an ex kung fu practioner and a general sword enthusiast I want to know how it is meant to be used, and preferably try out a few techniques myself.
I thusly went ahead and searched for an answer, but unfortunately it seems that the references to this weapon are scarce; except for one or two more stores which sell the weapon I didn't find any reference to it even existing at all.
This is why I came here. I wonder if this is a weapon that's existed historically, and if there are any references to its use if it is? Also, if it is a historical weapon but there are no real manuals on how to use it, could it be assumed that it was used similarly to a 9 ring broadsword?