Language: Mandarin Chinese
Source: Classical literature

Description

Dāo rèn bēng (刀刃崩) means: "Saber edge is collapsed". A nick in the edge.1

 

Nick on a Chinese saber bladeDāo rèn bēng caused by another edged weapon on a Ming-Qing transition period saber blade.

 

Damage on saber edgeSome more edge damage on a Chinese saber blade.

Also see

For a complete overview of saber terminology, see: A Chinese saber glossary.

References
1. Tongwen Guanghui Quanshu (同文廣彙全書) or "Enlarged and complete dictionary" of 1702. A Qing imperial dictionary in Chinese and Manchu, each entry double-checked and approved by the Kangxi emperor.

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