One of the most iconic of Chinese weapons, commonly known as "Guandao"
At first sight, this may look like a miniature version of a standard Qing s
Of a type worn among others by the Valiant Cavalry.
One of the classic weapons in Chinese martial arts.
An extremely rare sleeveless vest from the Ming-Qing transition period.
The famous tiger faced rattan shield as used by Chinese skirmishers.
A heavy, well-made piece that was probably a military issue.
Of a style that fell out of use with the fall of the Qing.
A large and impressive blade, its pole cut-down.
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
Of a rarer form, often used for ceremonial pole-arms.
With a large iron guard and hard wooden shaft.
This one has the early, peaked form and is signed by its maker.
A large Chinese rattan shield called tengpai, used by special front-line troops.