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Chinese arms nomenclature

Glossary of Chinese saber terminology

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Of slender type with a chiseled iron knot shaped bolster.
€400,-
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
€1500,-
A rare 17th-century sword guard made of foreign steel.
€700,-
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
€1250,-
With very good pattern welded blade, complete with scabbard.
Reserved
Of the exact type seen in use by the famous 29th Route Army.
Reserved
With staghorn grip finely carved with plum blossoms.
€1500,-
An outstanding example with very fine silver and moth-of-pearl work.
€3400,-
With intricately carved ivory hilt depicting a demon on a horse.
€1800,-
Of a late 19th century type with a silver-backed hardwood grip.
Reserved
A miniature piece meant for use by a small boy.
€350,-
With charming zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
€2400,-
With wide, pattern-welded blade.
€3500,-
With a samvat date that corresponds to 1691 A.D.
€1200,-
A very early example of the type, with locally made rapier style blade.
€1900,-
With a connection to local royalty in Jinchuan, Sichuan province.
Price on request