With fine blade, of liuyedao form with a gentle curvature.
Used to move imperial orders from the emperor’s quarters to the recipient.
Of the Western Buryats, living near the shores of Lake Baikal.
With the relatively rare feature of a raised backedge.
Of a type worn among others by the Valiant Cavalry.
With narrow liuyedao blades of moderate curvature.
Sets with a knife and chopsticks and sometimes some other utensils were co
Of a type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.
A Chinese waist saber or yaodao / peidao of the first half of the 18th century.
The Chinese straightsword or jiàn (劍) was traditi
An honest, unpretentious fighting weapon of the Ming-Qing period.
Chiseled in the blade is “勅今” which could either mean "imperial order" or "Daoist magic command".
An iron openwork guard two dragons chasing a flaming pearl.
A near round tsuba with beaded rim depicting two dragons in vegetal scrollwork.
A rather good example of a Japanese-made nanban tsuba.
At first sight, this may look like a miniature version of a standard Qing s
Miaodao simply being a more recent name for the wodao.
Accomplished by bending the edge up and down alternately and polishing it smooth again.
Built around an excellent sanmei blade.
From my personal collection. A quiver that was once worn at court ceremonies by high ranked officers and imperial…
With Daoist talisman and Longquan markings.
The Chinese straightsword or jian (劍) was th
As a non-military weapon, not much was written about Chin
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