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Yang Fuxi logo

Yáng Fúxǐ (杨福喜)

Manchu bow maker of the Jù Yuán Hào (聚元號) shop, Beijing. Active 1998-present.
Yang Wentong Logo

Yáng Wéntōng (杨文通)

A 20th-century Manchu bow maker of the Jù Yuán Hào (聚元號) shop, Beijing.
Yang Ruilin

Yáng Ruìlín (杨瑞林)

A Manchu bow maker. Owned Jù Yuán Hào (聚元號).
Yang Wentong bow logo

Bow by Ju Yuan Hao of Beijing

Made by the last operational bowyer of China, probably for the Mongolian market.
Republican era whistling arrow with burl wood head

Republican period whistle arrow

Dating from the revival period of Chinese archery in the 1930s.
Chinese loukong export guard

Chinese lòukōng sword guard

The archetypical Chinese sword guard that gave rise to the Japanese genre of "nanban tsuba".
Malachite Manchu thumb ring logo

Malachite Manchu archer's ring

Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.
Jeyen Manchu saber tip logo

Jeyen

Manchu word for the tip of a saber.
Teišun-i giyan

Teišun-i giyan

Manchu for a brass or bronze mace.
Bowstring knot logo

Xián gé dā (弦挌搭)

Chinese term for the knot in a bowstring.
Qing bowstring logo

Gōng xián (弓弦)

Chinese term for the bowstring.
Gong mian logo

Gōng miàn (弓面)

Chinese term for the face of a bow, usually made of buffalo horn.
Birch bark logo

Huà huà pí (畫樺皮)

Chinese term for the "painted birch bark" often covering composite bows.
Bow brain logo

Gōng nǎo (弓腦)

Chinese term for the "knee" of a composite bow.
String bridge logo

Gōng diànzi (弓墊子)

Chinese term for the string bridge on some types of composite bows.
Qing bow notch logo

Kòuzi (扣子)

Chinese term for the string notch on each bow tip.
Qing bow tip

Shāo tóu (弰頭)

Chinese term for the tips on either end of a bow.
Arrow slipping spot logo

Jiàn liūzi (箭溜子)

Chinese term for the spot on the bow where the arrow slips by.
Chinese bow ear logo

Gōng shāo (弓弰)

Chinese term for "bow ear".
Strength bow

Wǔkē gōng (武科弓)

Chinese term for heavy bows, often used for strength testing and training.
Bow grip

Gōngbà bǎngzi (弓弝膀子)

Chinese term for the sides of the bow grip.
Bow logo

Qing bow glossary

A glossary of terminology regarding the Manchu style bow that was in common use during the Qing dynasty.
yataraku fadu

Yatarakū fadu

A traditional fire-making pouch.
Shundao

Seleme

Manchu word for a type of large hunting knife.
Shundao

Shùndāo (順刀)

Chinese name for a type of large hunting knife.
Jebele

Jebele

Manchu word for quiver. Also means "right hand".
Anggûta

Anggûta

Manchu word for the washer at the back of a sword pommel.
Turu

Turu

Manchu word for saber lanyard.
Sirdan sele

Sirdan sele

Manchu for the suspension bar on top of a sword scabbard.
Suspension bands

Tebeliyeku

Manchu for the suspension bands on a sword scabbard.
dubei toldohon

Dubei toldohon

Manchu for the fittings on either end of the scabbard.
Homhon

Homhon

Manchu word for scabbard.
Saber ferrule

fesin-i toldohon

Manchu word for sword grip ferrule.
Guye logo

Guye

Language: Manchu
Source: Classical literature

Garin logo

Garin

Manchu for "saber guard".
tiger spear

Tasha gida

Manchu name for a large hunting spear in use by the Qing dynasty Tiger spear division.
Saber glossary logo

A saber glossary in Manchu

An overview of Manchu saber terminology.
Loho

Loho

Manchu word for saber.
Agūrai Hiya

Agūrai Hiya

A Qing imperial honor guard selected from war heroes and descendants of war heroes of the Upper Three Banners.
Imperial Guard (Qing)

Gocika Bayara

Manchu for Imperial Bodyguard
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.
Xiānglánqí

Xiānglánqí (鑲藍旗)

"Bordered Blue Banner", a Qing dynasty military and administrative division.
Kubuhe lamun gūsa

Kubuhe lamun gūsa

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

Plain Blue Banner

A Qing military and administrative division.