A historical glossary of terminology of this iconic Nepalese knife.
Sri Lankan craftsmen used methods of applying decorative lacquer that did not involve a brush to great effect.
A glossary of terminology regarding the Manchu style bow that was in common use during the Qing dynasty.
The standard military arrow of the Qing empire in numbers.
For the bowyers and archery researchers, detailed measurements of an antique chahār-kham bow.
For the bowyers and archery researchers, detailed measurements of an antique North Indian bow "kaman" type.
An overview of Manchu saber terminology.
Most markings are found on military edged weapons, usually in the form of serial numbers and characters denoting a place or unit.
Signatures on the bow indicate that it was probably made in 1849 and decorated in 1867.
Made in the famous Changxing workshop in Chengdu, which as the subject of Tan Danjiong's (T'an Tan-Chiung) "Investigative Report on Bow and Arrow Manufacture in Chengdu"
An overview of Chinese saber terminology as found in Chinese texts.
The Jianruiying was an elite division of the Qing dynasty military consisting of crack troops that were specially trained to cross rough terrain and overcome fortifications. In my introduction of the Jianruiying I…