The saber is called loho in Manchu. Various old dictionaries give terms for the different parts of the saber. For this glossary, I used a five language dictionary published in 1766.

It misses some important terms like those for blade and grip, which I will later add from a Kangxi period dictionary.

Loho

Loho

 
Manchu saber glossary

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English

 

Manchu (Möllendorff transliteration)

 

 

 

 

1

Guard

  garin
2

Ferrule

  guye

3

Pommel

  fesin-i toldohon

4

Collarpiece

  ulhun

5

Scabbard

  homhon
6

Scabbard end pieces

  dubei toldohon
7

Suspension bands

  tebeliyeku
8

Suspension bar

  sirdan sele
 

Saber lanyard

  turu
 

Washer at tang end

  anggûta

 

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Manchu saber terms

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Notes
1. Terms are taken from the Wuti Qingwen Jian (五體清文鑑) or "Five languages compendium", a Qing imperial dictionary in Manchu, Mongolian, Uighur, Tibetan and Chinese of 1766.

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