With a five-clawed imperial dragon chasing the pearl of wisdom.
With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.
This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
As a non-military weapon, not much was written about Chin
For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
Flails derived off farming tools were used since antiquity
Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.
A very heavy Manchu bow used for strength training and military examinations.
A heavily executed Chinese carrying pole that was used as a weapon.
Pellet bows and crossbows have a long history in China.
A forked mace with cast ornament in the middle of the cross guard.
A Japanese volume from the 唐土訓蒙圖彚 or "Illustrated Encyclopedia of Things Ch
Depicting the golden cat, representing the 6th military rank.
A short-eared composite bow with an iron hinge in the handle so it folds upon itself.
A Chinese traditional hidden striking weapon, this time executed in the "white copper" alloy.
Dating from the revival period of Chinese archery in the 1930s.
One of the last bows by Yang Wentong, father of Yang Fuxi.
A Chinese "sword breaker" with the rarer, bamboo-sectioned rod.
Made of heavy silk with gilt copper alloy mounts.
Perhaps one of the most famous and long-lived of Chinese weapons.
With an estimated draw weight of 160-200 pounds.
A quiver of the late Qing dynasty.
Called suàntóu gǔduǒ in Mandarin, with characteristic brass head.
With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
Rare extant work of a famous workshop in Chengdu.
A highly unusual set of paired maces with crescent tips.
Used to move imperial orders from the emperor’s quarters to the recipient.
Chinese civilian martial artists used a wide variety of weapons.
With translucent horn bellies glued on red pigment.
With tapering blade, hollow ground on each side to make the edges slightly sharper.
Unusual set of paired Chinese maces of good workmanship.
Made by the last operational bowyer of China, probably for the Mongolian market.
With large dragon head collar piece.
In Chinese military culture, there has long been a distinc
From my personal collection. A quiver that was once worn at court ceremonies by high ranked officers and imperial…
With a connection to local royalty in Jinchuan, Sichuan province.
With iron mounts with golden overlay of dragons.