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Jian guard logo

Hūshǒu (護手)

Chinese for the handguard of a weapon.
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.
Loukong Chinese openwork

Lòukōng (鏤空)

Chinese term for openwork.
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 grip

Gōngbà (弓弝)

Chinese term for "bow grip".
Qing rank badge

Bŭzi (補子)

Chinese for a ranking badge worn by civil and military officials
Qing whistling arrow

Shào jiàn (哨箭)

A Chinese whistling arrow.
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.
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.
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.
Zi Qín Jì

Zi Qín Jì (子勤記)

A Chinese sword maker's shop that was active during the Guangxu period (1875 - 1908).