One of the most iconic of Chinese weapons, commonly known as "Guandao"
The dadao is the iconic weapon of republican
An extremely rare and possibly unique type of Chinese officer's saber, or peidao, of the 18th century.
Yet another type that I had not yet seen before.
The peidao (佩刀) or yaodao (腰刀)
With rare raised backedge.
With a five-clawed imperial dragon chasing the pearl of wisdom.
Most Chinese swords and sabers are made with a hard high carbon steel
Flails derived off farming tools were used since antiquity
The ridged and facetted blade shape that is so well known
In emerald green scabbard and with fan case.
Representing the height of the sword maker's art of its period.
A quiver of the late Qing dynasty.
A late Qing dynasty niuweidao (牛尾刀) or "oxtail sa
While the Chinese are hailed for inventing gunpowder and the