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Language: Mandarin Chinese
Source: Classical literature

Description

Qiào kǒugū (鞘口箍) is the mouthpiece of a scabbard.1

Mouthpiece of Qing military saber

Scabbard mouthpiece of the round style on a late Qing military pattern saber.

Jian mouthpiece

Scabbard mouthpiece of a late Qing straightsword.

 

Also see

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

References
1. Gongbu Junqi Zeli (工部軍器則例) or "Regulations and precedents on military equipment for the Board of Works" of 1815. A Qing imperial text dealing with the details of arms manufacture.

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With a golden damascened lock of the Indo-Portuguese type.

€20000,-

Very good example with a finely carved warrior scene.

€3000,-

Probably of Southern origin, with a straight blade and flaring tip.

€2200,-

In the style of northern work of the 16th and 17th centuries

€3000,-

A simple utilitarian weapon, probably made for rural martial artists or militia.

€450,-

A standard pattern Qing military saber, but with the rare addition of a label in Manchu.

€1900,-