Apparently, a "Cold Weapon" is a weapon that doesn't fire anything.
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Chinese Army has purchased 'combined maces' that belong to the category of 'cold weapons', which were used in the Galwan clash that claimed the lives of 20 Indian soldiers in 2020. The purchases come at a time when the two countries are locked in a border stand-off.
According to the rules, neither side is allowed to use guns along the Line of Actual Control
(the China-India border). So the Chinese killed over 40 Indians with bats and took 2000 square kilometers of Indian territory two years ago.
And judging from the new order of spiky weapons, they are in no mood to give India back whatever they took.
These spiked weapons have become a common feature at the Line of Actual Control between India and China.
According to some reports, the People’s Armed Police in Tianjin have used maces in the past to take on criminals during patrolling. PLA troopers have also been trained to use maces in combat.
Another report has highlighted that the PLA placed an order to buy 2,600 such maces.
The length of the mace is around 1.8 metres. It consists of three parts — the hammer head, the rod body, and the rod drill.
The hammer head is about 50 cm, equipped with fine steel spikes and sharp corners at both ends, machined, welded and quenched to ensure strength. The rod body is made of zinc steel pipe.
The head of the long stick was covered with long thorns.
The weapon is a combined mace — which means the spikes can be separated from the rod if required.
Some versions might be capable of working as a stun "taser".