The Imperial Bodyguard of the Qing dynasty.
Sinhala for "blade".
Manchu word for quiver. Also means "right hand".
A construction of edged weapons where a separate piece of high-carbon steel is forged into layers of milder steel.
The Chinese straightsword.
A type of Chinese mace with a smooth rod.
An elite unit under the Qing dynasty Eight Banners, comparable to today's special forces.
The long spear of the Jianruiying, the special forces of the Qing dynasty.
A type of spear used by the Jianruiying, the Qing's special forces.
Sinhala for blade.
Chinese for "chopping saber". An alternative name for the dàdāo.
The national sword of Sri Lanka, being a saber with an elaborately carved hilt.
A type of straightsword of the Malabar coast.
Literally "long keris", a weapon mostly associated with Sumatra and Malaysia.
A type of Indian sword with a heavy, straight blade that widens at the top.
An Indian dagger with recurved blade and large lunette pommels that are usually made of ivory plates.
An Indian type of dagger.
The Vietnamese word for a circular shield of rattan, much like the téngpái (藤牌) of China.
The double-edged straightsword of Vietnam.
An all-devouring creature that is used across Asia as an auspicious decorative element.
Japanese style sword guards made by Chinese craftsmen in Nagasaki.
A forward-curved sword that is associated mainly with the Ghurkas of Nepal.
"Bordered Red Banner", a Qing dynasty military and administrative division.
"Bordered Blue Banner", a Qing dynasty military and administrative division.
"Bordered White Banner", a Qing dynasty military and administrative division.