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Qing whistling arrow

Shào jiàn (哨箭)

A Chinese whistling arrow.
War arrow logo

Measurements of a Qing war arrow

The standard military arrow of the Qing empire in numbers.
War arrow

Zhànjiàn (戰箭)

Qing Chinese term meaning "war arrow". The standard Qing military arrow.
Shundao

Seleme

Manchu word for a type of large hunting knife.
Shundao

Shùndāo (順刀)

Chinese name for a type of large hunting knife.
Green Standard Army logo

Lùyíng (綠營)

The Lùyíng (綠營) or "Green Standard Army" was a large force of the Qing dynasty military.

Green Standard Army logo

Niowanggiyan turun-i cooha

Manchu for Green Standard Army: The all-Han army of the Qing dynasty.
Green Standard Army logo

Green Standard Army

The all-Han army of the Qing dynasty.
Valiant Cavalry logo

Aliha Cooha

Manchu word for the Valiant Cavalry, the main contingent of Manchu, Mongolian and Chinese Banner troops.
Niaoqiang logo

Niǎoqiāng (鳥鎗)

The Chinese word for matchlock musket.
Meizhenjian

Méizhēnjiàn (梅针箭)

Language: Mandarin Chinese
Source: Classical literature

Zhuangyuan logo

Wǔ Zhuàngyuán (武狀元)

Title of the champion of the Qing Imperial Military Examinations.
Antique Chinese spearhead

Ming style spearhead

A heavy, well-made piece that was probably a military issue.
Qijiadao logo

Qijiadao in Vince Evans mounts

The 17th-century blade is mounted in fittings designed by Philip Tom and executed by Vince Evans some 20 years ago.
Changxing workshop

Chángxìng (長興)

A famous bow making shop in Chengdu, active until the 1960s.
Chunqiudao

Chūnqiūdāo (春秋刀)

Literally: "Spring-autumn blade", an alternative name for the yǎnyuèdāo.
Shuangjian

Shuāngjiàn (雙劍)

Language: Mandarin Chinese

Hudiedao

Húdiédāo (蝴蝶刀)

A type of Chinese double swords with D-shaped guards.
Green Standard Army Long Spear

Lùyíng chángqiāng (綠營長槍)

A large spear issued to the troops of the Green Standard Army in the Qing dynasty
Zhanmadao logo

Green Standard Army Zhanmadao

The Green Standard Army Zhanmadao was a large two-handed saber of the Qing dynasty.

Upper Three Banners

Sān shàng qí (三上旗)

Three of the Qing dynasty Eight Banners that were under the direct control of the emperor.
Long spear

Hùjūn Xiāoqí Chángqiāng (護軍驍騎長槍)

A very large spear issued to the cavalry contingent of the Guard Division.
Valiant Cavalry

Xiāoqíyíng (驍騎營)

Language: Mandarin Chinese
Source: Classical literature

Long spear logo

Guard Division Valiant Cavalry Long Spear (Qing)

A very long spear or lance, issued to the cavalry of the Guard Division.
Jiànruìyíng Chángqiāng

Jianruiying Long Spear (Qing)

A type of spear used by the Jianruiying, the Qing's special forces.
Jianruiying spear

Jiànruìyíng Chángqiāng (健銳營長槍)

The long spear of the Jianruiying, the special forces of the Qing dynasty.
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.
Bàowěi Bān Shìwèi

Bàowěi Bān Shìwèi (豹尾班侍衛)

A Qing imperial honor guard selected from war heroes and descendants of war heroes of the Upper Three Banners.
Dynasty forge jian

Dynasty Forge jian review

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

Vanguard (Qing)

Vanguard of the Eight Banners forces.
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)

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

Upper Three Banners

Three of the Qing dynasty Eight Banners that were under the direct control of 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.
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).
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.