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
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
Chinese civilian martial artists used a wide variety of weapons.
Sets with a knife and chopsticks -and sometimes some other utensils- were common all over the Qi
The elite of the Qing dynasty was Manchu, who before taking over China from the Ming lived in
Chinese "tiger forks" or hǔchā (虎叉) are one of the classic weapons in
The yaodao, literally "waist saber" was the standard side-arm for the Qing dynasty mi
The terms peidao or yaodao are synonyms that were in use simultaneously in Q
In Chinese military culture, there has long been a distinction between two hea
Sets with a knife and chopsticks and sometimes some other utensils were common all over the Qi
Presented is an excellent set of deluxe double straightswords, or shuāngjià
A Chinese waist saber or yaodao / peidao of the first half of the 18th century.
The Chinese straightsword or jiàn (劍) was traditionally the side-arm
Most Chinese sword blades were made with a high-carbon steel plate exposed at the cutting edge
At first sight, this may look like a miniature version of a standard Qing spearhead.