Executed in the Tibetan style, exhibiting dragons in foliage chasing flaming jewels.
In Chinese military culture, there has long been a distinc
With large dragon head collar piece.
With tapering blade, hollow ground on each side to make the edges slightly sharper.
Chinese civilian martial artists used a wide variety of weapons.
Unusual set of paired Chinese maces of good workmanship.
Used to move imperial orders from the emperor’s quarters to the recipient.
A highly unusual set of paired maces with crescent tips.
With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
Called suàntóu gǔduǒ in Mandarin, with characteristic brass head.
The Japanese kusarigama is a variation of the gama, a scythe-like weapon that
A Chinese traditional hidden striking weapon, this time executed in the "white copper" alloy.
While the Chinese are hailed for inventing gunpowder and the
The elite of the Qing dynasty was Manchu, who before taking over China fro
A Japanese volume from the 唐土訓蒙圖彚 or "Illustrated Encyclopedia of Things Ch
A forked mace with cast ornament in the middle of the cross guard.
Depicting the golden cat, representing the 6th military rank.
Flails derived off farming tools were used since antiquity
As a non-military weapon, not much was written about Chin
With a five-clawed imperial dragon chasing the pearl of wisdom.