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Jinchuan Fanjian logo

Jīnchuān shortsword

Jinchuan aborigines sword, the Qianlong emperor's name for this type of sword.
Podao logo

Pōdāo with dragon tūnkǒu

With a large iron guard and hard wooden shaft.
Chinese crescent moon maces logo

Chinese crescent tipped maces

A highly unusual set of paired maces with crescent tips.
Garlic bulb mace logo

Chinese garlic mace

Called suàntóu gǔduǒ in Mandarin, with characteristic brass head.
Jun Huo Ju Shuangshoudao logo

Jūn Huǒ Jú-made shuāng shǒudāo

Produced in the ordnance factory in Zengbu, near Guangzhou.
Jun Huo Ju saber logo

Jūn Huǒ Jú-made saber

Produced in the ordnance factory in Zengbu, near Guangzhou.
Medium length Chinese straightsword jian logo

Chinese medium size jian

A heavy piece with a substantial blade, with smooth bronze mounts.
Chinese double swords with hook

Double shortswords with belt hook

A classic set of Chinese double swords, complete with suspension and hook.
Kuiwen shuang duanjian logo

Chinese paired shortswords

Cantonese double swords with archaic dragon design mounts.
Early duanjian logo

Early Chinese shortsword

A classic duanjian, but of somewhat earlier manufacture than most.
Carved scabbard shuangjian logo

Shuāngjiàn with carved scabbard

A paired jian of fushou type, with carved hardwood scabbard.
Compass rose guard logo

Cast iron compass rose guard

A peculiar cast iron sword guard, probably from the South China Seas area.
Unusual Chinese saber with figure head pommel logo

Unusual Chinese saber

Built around an imported blade, with a human head shaped pommel.
Studded Kham dagger logo

Fine Tibetan gem studded dagger

A very rare type of dagger that originates from the borderlands of Eastern Tibet and Sichuan.
Yunnan Dai dagger

A fine Yunnan Dai dagger

With characteristic bulb pommel and silver plating on hilt and scabbard.
S-shaped Chinese spearhead

Wavy Chinese spearhead

Of a rarer form, often used for ceremonial pole-arms.
Hudiedao with Tongsheng marking

Signed húdiédāo set

Of military style with long, narrow blades and ribbed hardwood grips.
Daoist shuangjian

Lóngquán Daoist shuāngjiàn

A very good set of Daoist straightswords in a single scabbard. There is a lot to see here, but I will start with the blades.
Chinese báitóng whip

Chinese báitóng whip

A Chinese traditional hidden striking weapon, this time executed in the "white copper" alloy.
A Chinese executioners sword logo

A Chinese headman's sword

Of rare form with short but very heavy double-edged blade.
19th century Qing fangshi peidao logo

Qing fangshi soldier's saber

A rare surviving example of the simple military version of this style.
Pierced iron saddle logo

Pierced iron saddle

Executed in the Tibetan style, exhibiting dragons in foliage chasing flaming jewels.
Antique Chinese spearhead logo

Antique Chinese spearhead 3

Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
Antique Chinese spearhead logo

Antique Chinese spearhead 2

Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
Antique Chinese spearhead

Antique Chinese spearhead

Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
Tongzhou incident dadao logo

Tongzhou incident 29th army dàdāo

With markings attributing it to the Tongzhou incident and a Japanese surrender tag.
Ju Yuan Hao bow by Yang Wentong

Bow by Yang Wentong

One of the last bows by Yang Wentong, father of Yang Fuxi.
Hudiedao logo

Very good hudiedao set

With fine carved hilts, substantial bronze D-guards, and subtle signs of heat treatment on the blades.
Western Chinese dao logo

An unusual minority dao

The wide blade with clipped tip mounted on a riveted wooden grip.
Ju Yuan Hao target arrow logo

Chinese target arrow

With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.
Yang Wentong bow logo

Bow by Ju Yuan Hao of Beijing

Made by the last operational bowyer of China, probably for the Mongolian market.
Qing bowcase and quiver

Iron mounted Qing bowcase & quiver

With iron mounts with golden overlay of dragons.
Republican era whistling arrow with burl wood head

Republican period whistle arrow

Dating from the revival period of Chinese archery in the 1930s.
Chinese loukong export guard

Chinese lòukōng sword guard

The archetypical Chinese sword guard that gave rise to the Japanese genre of "nanban tsuba".
Chinese pierced sword guard logo

Qing openwork saber guard

A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
Qing om a hum mantra saber guard

Chinese hùshǒu with lantsa script

A Chinese sword guard from the 18th century with a Buddhist mantra in lantsa script.
Malachite Manchu thumb ring logo

Malachite Manchu archer's ring

Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.
Chinese ceremonial halberd icon

Tongzhi period ceremonial halberd

A bronze processional piece with reign marks attributing it to the year 1864.
Chinese - Vietnamese fighting knife

Heavy Sino-Vietnamese dagger

With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
Late Qing jian logo

A fine late Qing jian

A step above the norm in quality for this period, with nicely pierced mounts.
Cantonese saber logo

Cantonese saber

With brass mounts and ray skin covered scabbard.
A southern dao logo

Southern Chinese saber

Of typical southern form with a very slender, pointy blade.
Yanyuedao logo

Southern Chinese yǎnyuèdāo

A large and impressive blade, its pole cut-down.
Niuweidao logo

An early form niúwěidāo

With good, layered blade, mounted in forged iron mounts.
Strength testing bow logo

A Qing strength bow

A very heavy Manchu bow used for strength training and military examinations.
Deconstructed Qing bow logo

A deconstructed Qing bow

For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
Qing folding bow logo

Qing folding bow

A short-eared composite bow with an iron hinge in the handle so it folds upon itself.
Eastern Tibetan or Jinchuan dagger logo

Studded Eastern Tibetan dagger

Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
Qing military rank badge

Qing military rank badge

Depicting the golden cat, representing the 6th military rank.
Dai dha overall

Fine Chinese Shan dha

Entirely clad in silver and with a differentially heat treated blade.