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