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Amdo sword logo

Unusual sword from Amdo

Exhibiting an interesting blend of Chinese and Tibetan features.
Militia dao

Ming militia dao

From the Ming-Qing transition period, with many typical Ming features.
Yi or lolo sword

A Yi / Lolo sword


The Yi or Nuosuo people are known as Lolo in early Western ethnographic writings.

Unusual zhibeidao

Zhibeidao with spectacular blade

Introduction to the type

This type of sword is referred to as zhibeidao (直背刀) or s