I am trying to do some really good detective work on these Weapons. First lets start with what I know, these are China release edition of the Weapon. The second thing I know is that there is a pattern on the Y bar that looks like an animal. The third thing I know is that the animal in the pattern has horns. After that I did what any good detective would do...head over to Wikipedia. As it would turn out, there is a lot good free information there...who knew? What I learned was that on January 26th 2009, China (and other countries that observe the Chinese new year) will celebrate the year of the Ox.