At first sight, this may look like a miniature version of a standard Qing s
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
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.
Of a rarer form, often used for ceremonial pole-arms.
One of the classic weapons in Chinese martial arts.
One of the most iconic of Chinese weapons, commonly known as "Guandao"
With a large iron guard and hard wooden shaft.
A large and impressive blade, its pole cut-down.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.