Certain elite fighters are known to carry/use blunt, edgeless weapons by habit. North Beggar Hung 7 Gung (bamboo stick), West Poison Au Yeung Fung (wooden staff), and East Heretic Wong Yerk See (jade and later, iron flute), for example, did not customarily use swords, sabers, spears, or any weapon with a cutting edge or piercing point.
Because of their high martial arts and deep inner power, however, can fighters at this level use blunt weapons such as rounded sticks and staffs with the same effect as swords and sabers? Could Hung 7 Gung actually use his bamboo stick to cut through flesh and bone as if the stick were a sharp-edged sword? Could Wong Yerk See impale an enemy on one of his flutes?
Moreover, could a Great use his limbs with the same effect?