The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords peculiar to the port cities of so
A large Chinese double handed falchion of a form that is both related to the niuweidao
The Yi or Nuosuo people are known as Lolo in early Western ethnographic writings.
An antique set of scabbard fittings for a Chinese saber, probably second half of the 18th centu
Many Mongols, the Khalkas in particular, had close ties with the Manchu ruling elite during th
The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords peculiar to the port
A large and rather interesting Chinese jian dating from the Chinese Republican period.
An unusual piece: Jian with these mountings are usually of the long type, often with a soft ste
Chinese civilian martial artists used a wide variety of weapons.
Sets with a knife and chopsticks -and sometimes some other utensils- were common all over the Qi
The elite of the Qing dynasty was Manchu, who before taking over China from the Ming lived in
Chinese "tiger forks" or hǔchā (虎叉) are one of the classic weapons in
A Japanese volume from the 唐土訓蒙圖彚 or "Illustrated Encyclopedia of Things Chinese", it was publi
The yaodao, literally "waist saber" was the standard side-arm for the Qing dynasty mi
The Chinese saber comes in a great variety of curvatures, profiles, and with different combina
The terms peidao or yaodao are synonyms that were in use simultaneously in Q
This sword is part of a group of very similar swords.