Sai Wing Mock, leader of the Hip Sing Tong in New York City’s Chinatown, survived repeated attempts on his life and wore a chain mail vest. He was named by the press the “Clay Pigeon of Chinatown” and the “Mayor of Chinatown”. During several attempts on his life, Mock Duck reportedly squatted down in the street and fired at his attackers with two handguns with his eyes closed.
The great thing about Michael Begler and Jack Amiel , the writers of The Knick, is they do great research so that the actors have authentic material to work from. This enriches all aspects of the production immensely.