Language: Cantonese
Source: Collector's / martial artist's jargon

Cantonese pronunciation for bāzhǎndāo (八斬刀) or "eight cutting knives". An alternative name for the húdiédāo (蝴蝶刀).

Various different transliterations are used, among which baat jaam do, bat jaam dao, etc.

Bat jam do is the most commonly used term for them in southern Chinese martial arts circles.

See: húdiédāo (蝴蝶刀)

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Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.

€2000,-

A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one, converted for Japanese use.

€175,-

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

€600,-

A Chinese sword guard from the 18th century with a Buddhist mantra in lantsa script.

€800,-

A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.

€1500,-

With markings attributing it to the Tongzhou incident and a Japanese surrender tag.

€9500,-