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Dynasty forge jian

Dynasty Forge jian review

I am frequently asked whether I can recommend good, faithful reproductions of Chinese swords.
Valiant Cavalry

Valiant Cavalry (Qing)

The main force of the Eight Banners, consisting mainly of mounted warriors with bow and lance.
Leopard Tail Guard

Leopard Tail Imperial Bodyguards (Qing)

The "Leopard Tail Imperial Bodyguards" were sort of an honor guard that served very close to the emperor.

Imperial Guard (Qing)

Gocika Bayara

Manchu for Imperial Bodyguard
Imperial Guard (Qing)

Imperial Bodyguard (Qing)

The Imperial Bodyguard of the Qing dynasty.
Qing imperial bodyguard

Shìwèi Qīnjūn (侍衛親軍)

The Imperial Bodyguard of the Qing dynasty.
Ming jian logo

Ming jian with chiseled mounts

A very early, full-length type, rarely seen with chiseled iron mounts.
Jinchuan quiver logo

Rare Jinchuan quiver

With a connection to local royalty in Jinchuan, Sichuan province.
Qing dynasty archer's belt

Qing archer's belt

Made of heavy silk with gilt copper alloy mounts.
Chinese double knives

Southern Chinese double knives

With carved hardwood grips. Complete with pigskin scabbard.
Chinese rattan shield logo

Chinese téngpái

The famous tiger faced rattan shield as used by Chinese skirmishers.
Zi Qín Jì

Zi Qín Jì (子勤記)

A Chinese sword maker's shop that was active during the Guangxu period (1875 - 1908).
Sen Sheng

Sēn shèng (森盛)

A Chinese rattan shield maker from Shanghai.
Bordered Red Banner

Bordered Red Banner

A Qing military and administrative division.
Xiānghóngqí

Xiānghóngqí (鑲紅旗)

"Bordered Red Banner", a Qing dynasty military and administrative division.
Kubuhe fulgiyan gūsa

Kubuhe fulgiyan gūsa

"Bordered Red Banner", a Qing dynasty military and administrative division.
Bordered White Banner

Kubuhe šanggiyan gūsa

"Bordered White Banner", a Qing dynasty military and administrative division.
Xiāngbáiqí

Xiāngbáiqí (鑲白旗)

"Bordered White Banner", a Qing dynasty military and administrative division.
Bordered White Banner

Bordered White Banner

A Qing military and administrative division.
Bordered Blue Banner

Bordered Blue Banner

A Qing military and administrative division.
Kubuhe lamun gūsa

Kubuhe lamun gūsa

"Bordered Blue Banner", a Qing dynasty military and administrative division.
Xiānglánqí

Xiānglánqí (鑲藍旗)

"Bordered Blue Banner", a Qing dynasty military and administrative division.
Plain Blue Banner

Plain Blue Banner

A Qing military and administrative division.
Plain Red Banner

Plain Red Banner

A Qing military and administrative division.
Plain red banner

Zhènghóngqí (正紅旗)

"Plain Red Banner", a Qing dynasty military and administrative division.
Gulu fulgiyan gūsa

Gulu fulgiyan gūsa 

"Plain Red Banner", a Qing dynasty military and administrative division.
xiānghuángqí

Zhènglánqí (鑲藍旗)

"Plain Blue Banner", a Qing dynasty military and administrative division.
Gulu lamun gūsa

Gulu lamun gūsa

"Plain Blue Banner", a Qing dynasty military and administrative division.
gulu šanggiyan gūsa

Gulu šanggiyan gūsa

"Plain White Banner", a Qing dynasty military and administrative division.
Plain White Banner

Plain White Banner

A Qing military and administrative division.
Zhèngbáiqí

Zhèngbáiqí (正白旗) 

"Plain White Banner", a Qing dynasty military and administrative division.
Gulu suwayan gūsa

Gulu suwayan gūsa

"Plain Yellow Banner", a Qing dynasty military and administrative division.
Zhènghuángqí

Zhènghuángqí (正黃旗)

"Plain Yellow Banner", a Qing dynasty military and administrative division.
Plain Yellow Banner

Plain Yellow Banner

A Qing military and administrative division.
Bordered Red Banner

Kubuhe suwayan gūsa

"Bordered Yellow Banner", a Qing dynasty military and administrative division.
Bordered Red Banner

Xiānghuángqí (鑲黃旗)

"Bordered Yellow Banner", a Qing dynasty military and administrative division.
Bordered Red Banner

Bordered Yellow Banner

A Qing military and administrative division.
Rusty saber

Dāo shàng xiù (刀上鏥)

Language: Mandarin Chinese
Source: Classical literature

Point of a blade

Dāo fēng (刀鋒)

The point of a blade.
Spine logo

dāo bèi (刀背)

Qing Chinese for the back of a blade.
Qing saber lanyard

Yāodāo xìzi (腰刀繫子)

Qing Chinese for saber lanyard.
daoqiao dishu

Dāoqiào bìshù (刀鞘庇束)

Qing Chinese for the two mounts on either end of a saber scabbard.
Huolianbao logo

Huǒ lién bāo (火䥥包)

A traditional fire-making pouch.
Saber suspension bar

Dāo shù liáng (刀束樑)

Language: Mandarin Chinese
Source: Classical literature

Yaodao logo

Yāodāo (腰刀)

Literally "waist saber", the standard military saber of the Qing.
Tang logo

Sǔn (榫)

Language: Mandarin Chinese
Source: Classical literature

Bronze mace logo

Tóngjiǎn (銅鐧)

Chinese for a bronze mace.
Nick in a Chinese saber blade

Dāo rèn bēng (刀刃崩)

Qing Chinese for edge damage on a saber blade.
Chinese saber blade

Dāo rèn (刀刃)

Qing Chinese for saber edge / saber blade.
Simple chape

Dāo dǐ gū (刀底箍)

Qing Chinese for a saber scabbard endpiece.