Language: Manchu
Source: Classical literature

Garin

"Garin"

Description

Garin is the Manchu word for a saber guard.

For a complete overview, see: A Manchu saber glossary.

Utilitarian sword guard
A utilitarian disc guard on a 19th century Qing soldier's saber.

Saber guard
A carved brass saber guard on a 19th century Qing officer's saber.

17th century saber guard

Iron guard with lavish golden damascening on a 17th century Chinese saber.
 

Openwork saber guard
Gilt copper alloy openwork guard on an 18th century Qing imperial saber.

 

References
1. Wuti Qingwen Jian (五體清文鑑) or "Five languages compendium". A Qing imperial dictionary in Manchu, Mongolian, Uighur, Tibetan and Chinese of 1766. Published under the Qianlong emperor.

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Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.

€2000,-

Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.

€6500,-

Description A rather unusual Vi

€1100,-

Of a type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.

€475,-

A very fine specimen, complete with ruby-set scabbard.

€9500,-

An earlier example with an iconographic hilt.

€1650,-
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