This sword is part of a group of very similar swords.
It comes with its complete set of fittings in a thick gauge of báitóng.
The terms peidao or yaodao are synonyms that were in use
The Chinese saber comes in a great variety of curvatures, profiles, and wi
This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
The yaodao, literally "waist saber" was the standard side-arm for
Perhaps one of the most famous and long-lived of Chinese weapons.
With tapering blade, hollow ground on each side to make the edges slightly sharper.
Nanban kozuka are extremely rare, and this is a particularly fine example.
A Japanese volume from the 唐土訓蒙圖彚 or "Illustrated Encyclopedia of Things Ch
One of the classic weapons in Chinese martial arts.
The Japanese kusarigama is a variation of the gama, a scythe-like weapon that
A rare Chinese officer's saber of the 17th century.
The elite of the Qing dynasty was Manchu, who before taking over China fro
Sets with a knife and chopsticks -and sometimes some other utensils- were co
The Island of Taiwan was briefly under Dutch colonial rule in the 17th cen
Chinese civilian martial artists used a wide variety of weapons.
Private collection. Not for sale.
Of a type referred to as byeolungeom, "sword used by king’s guard officials".
From approximately the 5th to 3rd century B.C.
The archetypical Chinese sword guard of the 17th century.
An interesting little sword guard, of fairly simple form w
A fairly unusual piece, of eight-lobed design.
What are today known as "Ezo fittings" are a style of Japanese sword mount
Korean ceremonial sabers of the Joseon dynasty are pretty
An unusual piece: Jian with these mountings are usually of the long type, o
With differential heat-treatment, creating a cloudy crystalline effect along the edge.
A large and rather interesting Chinese jian dating from the Chines
A fine Chinese straightsword blade, of typical Qing form with a rather wide profile.
A classic Japanese ship tsuba with a motif called “kazeh
The work nice and crisp, the execution has a naturalistic charm to it.
The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords p
Many Mongols, the Khalkas in particular, had close ties with the Manchu ru
An antique set of scabbard fittings for a Chinese saber, probably second ha
A good set of the first half of the 19th century, with large and rather heavy forge folded blades.
It has a solid pale green jade hilt that is fitted to a silver collar-piece.
A fine example with mother-or-pearl decorated hilt and scabbard.
The Yi or Nuosuo people are known as Lolo in early Western ethnographic wr
A rather well-made example of its type.
A large Chinese double handed falchion of a form that is both related to th
The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords peculiar to t
A small Korean knife called eunjangdo, literally "
With a wide clipped tip with notched upper edge.
Dated 1895. Large and heavy, a quality piece.
Unusual set of paired Chinese maces of good workmanship.
A massive 17th century saber blade with markings in Manchu and Chinese.
Rare extant work of a famous workshop in Chengdu.
A royal sword, probably from the Wasi kingdom in present-day Sichuan province.
With translucent horn bellies glued on red pigment.
A very nice and complete example, circa 1920's-30's.
With large dragon head collar piece.
With rare downward curving grip as seen on artwork of the 17th and 18th centuries.