Filter results
Early twistcore peidao logo

Early twistcore peidao

Of the early 17th century with high precision twist core forged blade.
Biaoju

Biāojú (鏢局)

Language: Mandarin Chinese
Source: Pleco dictionary. Old photos.

Fine Qing matchlock musket

Fine mid Qing matchlock musket

With a golden damascened lock of the Indo-Portuguese type.
Qing powder flask logo

Fine Qing powder flask

Very good example with a finely carved warrior scene.
Jade hilted Qing imperial court dagger logo

Qing imperial jade hilted dagger

An extremely rare dagger, made in the Qing court workshops.
Qianmen war arrows

Qianmen war arrows

I am a bit of an arrow fetishist.

Qing dynasty dadao logo

A large Qing dàdāo

Large and heavy example with the notable Umlauff provenance.
Chinese conical painted bamboo helmet logo

Painted conical bamboo helmet

Description

An old Chinese conical helmet of a type that militiamen and foot soldiers wore.

Friends of winter trousse logo

Inlaid lacquer trousse set

Unusual Chinese trousse set with "friends of winter" theme.
Large Qing military sword

Large Qing military sword

Probably of Southern origin, with a straight blade and flaring tip.
Chinese openwork sword guard

Southern Chinese openwork sword guard

In the style of northern work of the 16th and 17th centuries
Silver belt buckle in Qing style logo

Pierced silver buckle

Made of solid silver, in Qing court style. With 19th-century European import marks.
Pelet repeating crossbow logo

Repeating pellet crossbow stock

A very rare variety of the Chinese repeating crossbow that shoots large pellets.
Chinese matchlock pistol logo

Chinese matchlock pistol

The first of its kind I've ever seen on the market.
Silver overlaid ceremonial arrowhead

Ceremonial arrowhead

Made of iron, shaped as a gourd, with silver overlay.
Village dao logo

Chinese village dāo

A simple utilitarian weapon, probably made for rural martial artists or militia.
Chinese jade hilted knife logo

Chinese jade hilted knife

With fine quality jade hilt and baitong mounted scabbard.
Qing tuanlian jian

Late Qing tuánliàn jiàn

Long yet light, with unusual flower-shaped iron guard.
Huyadao logo

Hǔyádāo (虎牙刀), "tiger tooth sword"

Mandarin name of a Chinese-edged weapon with a 1:1 hilt-blade ratio.
Qing peidao with silver overlay logo

Silver overlaid pèidāo

A Qing officer saber with silver overlay on the blade.
Censor quiver logo

Rare imperial xièzhì decorated quiver

Xièzhì are mythical animals and were the emblem of the Qing censorate.
Han Plain Red Banner saber

Han Plain Red Banner saber

Southern Chinese saber made for a soldier under the Plain Red Banner.
Golden groove peidao logo

Qing peidao with gold grooves

With fine 18th century blade that combines many stylistic features.
Chinese jade bamboo hilt knife logo

Jade bamboo hilted knife

With spinach green jade handle and carved buffalo horn scabbard.
Chinese tiebian logo

Chinese tiěbiān mace

A Chinese "sword breaker" with the rarer, bamboo-sectioned rod.
Slender set of 19th century military hudiedao

Slender hudiedao pair

A classic example of the narrow military type, with brass guards.
Hudiedao

Hudiedao set with scabbard

Classic pair of Southern Chinese butterfly swords.
Twistcore peidao logo

Qing twistcore peidao

A fine twistcore blade in standard pattern Qing military mounts.
Chinese rattan tiger shield logo

Chinese tiger shield

A large Chinese rattan shield called tengpai, used by special front-line troops.
Fine gilt duanjian overall

Gilt duanjian with foreign blade

Unusual Chinese duanjian with fine gilt mounts and a blade of non-Chinese origin.
Qing rattan shield article logo

Qing military rattan shield production

Translation of a page from Qing regulations that describes the production of the Qing military rattan shield.
Chinese crescent moon spearhead logo

Chinese crescent spearhead

A robust and heavy example, crafted with care.
Signed Chinese rattan shield

Signed Chinese rattan shield

This one has the early, peaked form and is signed by its maker.
Qing liedao

Large Chinese hunting knife

With fine blade in recent polish. With resting scabbard.
Command arrow logo

Lìngjiàn (令箭) or "Command Arrow"

A special arrow used to prove one's authority.
Qing military saber with Manchu label logo

The saber of Manchu Wu Songlu

A standard pattern Qing military saber, but with the rare addition of a label in Manchu.
Garlic bulb mace logo

Chinese garlic mace

Called suàntóu gǔduǒ in Mandarin, with characteristic brass head.
Jun Huo Ju Shuangshoudao logo

Jūn Huǒ Jú-made shuāng shǒudāo

Produced in the ordnance factory in Zengbu, near Guangzhou.
Ordinance Bureau logo

Jūn Huǒ Jú (軍火局)

Name of a Chinese arms factory just east of Guangzhou, active 1875 onwards.
Jun Huo Ju saber logo

Jūn Huǒ Jú-made saber

Produced in the ordnance factory in Zengbu, near Guangzhou.
Medium length Chinese straightsword jian logo

Chinese medium size jian

A heavy piece with a substantial blade, with smooth bronze mounts.
Liuyedao with fine blade

Liuyedao with very good blade

Description

This Chinese liǔyèdāo is an excellent example of Chinese bladesmithing at its best.

Chinese báitóng whip

Chinese báitóng whip

A Chinese traditional hidden striking weapon, this time executed in the "white copper" alloy.
A Chinese executioners sword logo

A Chinese headman's sword

Of rare form with short but very heavy double-edged blade.
Long spear manufacture logo

Construction of the Qing dynasty long spear

From an 1812 text regarding the manufacture of Qing military equipment.
19th century Qing fangshi peidao logo

Qing fangshi soldier's saber

A rare surviving example of the simple military version of this style.
Antique Chinese spearhead logo

Antique Chinese spearhead 3

Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
Antique Chinese spearhead logo

Antique Chinese spearhead 2

Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
Antique Chinese spearhead

Antique Chinese spearhead

Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
Western Chinese dao logo

An unusual minority dao

The wide blade with clipped tip mounted on a riveted wooden grip.