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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.
An early armored dingjia vest of the Ming-Qing transition period

17th century armored vest

An extremely rare sleeveless vest from the Ming-Qing transition period.
Fangshi revival saber logo

Fangshi officer's saber

With a good blade and a set of fittings that exceed the quality of most of this period.
Early Chinese saber with raised backedge logo

Early yútóudāo

With influences from several cultures that are rarely seen on a single blade.
Large southern Chinese saber

Large Southern Chinese saber

Built around a beautifully forged blade, in full polish, revealing a burl grain pattern.
Antique Chinese changdao logo

An antique chángdāo

Its large blade is of ridged cross-section, inspired by the Japanese design.
Bronze jian mace logo

Chinese bronze mace (tóngjiǎn)

With large dragon head collar piece.
Manchu bow with red bellies logo

A rare Qing bow

With translucent horn bellies glued on red pigment.
A rare Jinchuan sword logo

A rare Jinchuan sword

A royal sword, probably from the Wasi kingdom in present-day Sichuan province.
A Manchu style bow from the Changxing workshop in Chengdu logo

A Chinese bow by Changxing

Rare extant work of a famous workshop in Chengdu.
Large dadao logo

An exceptionally large dadao

With a wide clipped tip with notched upper edge.
Wide bladed hudiedao

Antique wide bladed hudiedao

Introduction

The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords peculiar to the port cities of so

Village militia dadao

Village militia dadao

Description

A large Chinese double handed falchion of a form that is both related to the niuweidao

Chinese hook logo

A Chinese hook sword

A rather well-made example of its type.
Handled dagger

Chinese jade handled dagger

It has a solid pale green jade hilt that is fitted to a silver collar-piece.
Chinese double jian set

Chinese double shortswords

A good set of the first half of the 19th century, with large and rather heavy, forge folded blades.
Chinese saber mounts

Antique Chinese saber fittings

Description

An antique set of scabbard fittings for a Chinese saber, probably second half of the 18th centu

Rare mongolian knife

Rare iconographic Mongolian style knife

Introduction

Many Mongols, the Khalkas in particular, had close ties with the Manchu ruling elite during th

Hudiedao

Hudiedao set

Introduction

The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords peculiar to the port

Antique Chinese jian logo

Antique Chinese jian

A fine Chinese straightsword blade, of typical Qing form with a rather wide profile.
Southern saber logo

Late Qing southern saber

With differential heat-treatment, creating a cloudy crystalline effect along the edge.
Chinese loukong

Chinese openwork (loukong) saber guard

The archetypical Chinese sword guard of the 17th century.
Antique Chinese bronze mace logo

Antique Chinese bronze mace

Introduction

Chinese civilian martial artists used a wide variety of weapons.

Chinese trousse

Chinese trousse with inlaid iron mounts

Background

Sets with a knife and chopsticks -and sometimes some other utensils- were common all over the Qi

Qing dynasty hunter's powder flask

Qing dynasty hunter's powder flask

Introduction

The elite of the Qing dynasty was Manchu, who before taking over China from the Ming lived in

Ming - Qing transition period saber

Early Qing saber

A rare Chinese officer's saber of the 17th century.
Chinese tiger fork

Chinese tiger fork

Introduction

Chinese "tiger forks" or hǔchā (虎叉) are one of the classic weapons in

Chinese sword breaker

Chinese sword breaker

With tapering blade, hollow ground on each side to make the edges slightly sharper.
Liuyedao logo

Excellent Qing officer saber

Introduction

The yaodao, literally "waist saber" was the standard side-arm for the Qing dynasty mi

Sirdan logo

A Sirdan, or Manchu war arrow

This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
18th-century peidao in iron fangshi mounts

Peidao in iron fangshi mounts

Introduction

The terms peidao or yaodao are synonyms that were in use simultaneously in Q

 A fine Chinese yanchidao

A fine Chinese yànchìdāo

It comes with its complete set of fittings in a thick gauge of báitóng.
Chinese saber logo

Southern Chinese saber

Introduction

The yaodao, literally "waist saber" was the standard side-arm for the Qing dynasty mi

A Chinese sword breaker (jian) logo

A Chinese sword breaker (jian)

Introduction

In Chinese military culture, there has long been a distinction between two hea

Heavy Manchu war or strength bow

Heavy Manchu war or strength bow

With an estimated draw weight of 160-200 pounds.
Chinese hudiedao set logo

A good pair of butterfly swords

Introduction

The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords peculiar to the port

Chaoyang saber logo

Chinese saber of the Chaoyang army

Late 18th century, complete with its original scabbard.
19th century Qing military saber

19th century Qing military saber

With massive 10mm thick blade with strong distal taper.
Qing edict box

Qing dynasty imperial edict box

Used to move imperial orders from the emperor’s quarters to the recipient.
A wide-bladed Chinese fighting knife

A wide Chinese fighting knife

With the relatively rare feature of a raised backedge.
Double sabers logo

Chinese shuangdao - double sabers

With narrow liuyedao blades of moderate curvature.
Chinese trousse

Chinese trousse set with glass trinkets

Introduction

Sets with a knife and chopsticks and sometimes some other utensils were common all over the Qi

Shuangjian with ivory grips

Shuangjian with ivory grips

Description

Presented is an excellent set of deluxe double straightswords, or shuāngjià

naginata-saber

Chinese saber with "naginata-hi"

A Chinese waist saber or yaodao / peidao of the first half of the 18th century.

Chinese scholar's sword

A Chinese scholar's sword

Introduction

The Chinese straightsword or jiàn (劍) was traditionally the side-arm

Ming militia jian

Ming militia sword

An honest, unpretentious fighting weapon of the Ming-Qing period.
U-turn twist-core saber

Chinese twistcore saber with U-turn grooves

Introduction

Most Chinese sword blades were made with a high-carbon steel plate exposed at the cutting edge

Antique Chinese saber with segmented grooves

Chinese saber with segmented grooves

With openwork brass mounts in early imperial style.