I am a 1911 year old Chinese design yet am not the oldest Chinaman.
I am thinner than most yet still I am not the oldest Chinaman.
I am known for my communicative ability yet not for speaking out.
I am less abundant now than before yet I still have my place.
I am responsible for ending quarrels yet am also known to start them.
I am quick to fold under pressure yet I can then shelter within myself.
I am descended from the ancient product of beating flat animal skins.
I am often crumpled or torn yet will always get my message across.
I am sometimes said to have dog ears yet do not have a dog nose.
I am an adept fire starter yet do not consider myself lawless.
I am well known in legal circles yet am more of a square.
I am frequently desecrated yet that is my ultimate purpose.
I am named like a poor man yet without any help from you.
WHAT AM I?
Last edition’s Fustigator: Coffin