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
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