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Exceptionally large pierced iron guard for a Chinese yidao; "virtuous saber".
Large Chinese hunting knife
With fine blade in recent polish. With resting scabbard.
The saber of Manchu Wu Songlu
A standard pattern Qing military saber, but with the rare addition of a label in Manchu.
Bow by Ju Yuan Hao of Beijing
Made by the last operational bowyer of China, probably for the Mongolian market.
Republican period whistle arrow
Dating from the revival period of Chinese archery in the 1930s.
Chinese lòukōng sword guard
The archetypical Chinese sword guard that gave rise to the Japanese genre of "nanban tsuba".
Malachite Manchu archer's ring
Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.
Fangshi officer's saber
With a good blade and a set of fittings that exceed the quality of most of this period.
A Chinese bow by Changxing
Rare extant work of a famous workshop in Chengdu.
A 17th century Manchu saber
A massive 17th century saber blade with markings in Manchu and Chinese.
A Sirdan, or Manchu war arrow
This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
Heavy Manchu war or strength bow
With an estimated draw weight of 160-200 pounds.
Qing Bannerman's helmet
Of a type worn among others by the Valiant Cavalry.
A large Manchu knife
Of a type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.
A Qing imperial quiver
From my personal collection. A quiver that was once worn at court ceremonies by high ranked officers and imperial guardsman that protected the emperor of the Qing dynasty.
Antique Qing quiver
A quiver of the late Qing dynasty.