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Bow making quarters logo

Gōng jiàng yíng (弓匠營)

The bow and arrow maker's quarters in Beijing.
Yang Fuxi logo

Yáng Fúxǐ (杨福喜)

Manchu bow maker of the Jù Yuán Hào (聚元號) shop, Beijing. Active 1998-present.
Yang Wentong Logo

Yáng Wéntōng (杨文通)

A 20th-century Manchu bow maker of the Jù Yuán Hào (聚元號) shop, Beijing.
Yang Ruilin

Yáng Ruìlín (杨瑞林)

A Manchu bow maker. Owned Jù Yuán Hào (聚元號).
Ju Yuan Hao logo

Jù Yuán Hào (聚元號)

A famous bow making shop in Beijing, still active.
Wodao logo

Wōdāo (倭刀 / 窩刀)

Chinese term for a Japanese sword, or a large saber with strong Japanese influence.
Qing miaodao logo

Miáodāo (苗刀)

Chinese name for a slender, curved saber. Often associated with large two-handers.
Baojian logo

Bàojiàn (骲箭)

Chinese name for a class of arrows with a large, non-ferrous head. Many are whistles, some are blunts.
Liudaomu logo

Liùdàomù (六道木)

Chinese name for a strong and heavy wood used for staffs and arrow shafts.
Jian logo

Gim (劍)

The Cantonese word for the Chinese straightsword.
Changdao logo

Chángdāo (長刀)

Chinese term for "long saber".
Jian guard logo

Hūshǒu (護手)

Chinese for the handguard of a weapon.
Chinese helmet logo

Kuī (盔)

Chinese word for helmet.
Jeyen Manchu saber tip logo

Jeyen

Manchu word for the tip of a saber.
Teišun-i giyan

Teišun-i giyan

Manchu for a brass or bronze mace.
Bowstring knot logo

Xián gé dā (弦挌搭)

Chinese term for the knot in a bowstring.
Qing bowstring logo

Gōng xián (弓弦)

Chinese term for the bowstring.
Gong mian logo

Gōng miàn (弓面)

Chinese term for the face of a bow, usually made of buffalo horn.
Birch bark logo

Huà huà pí (畫樺皮)

Chinese term for the "painted birch bark" often covering composite bows.
Bow brain logo

Gōng nǎo (弓腦)

Chinese term for the "knee" of a composite bow.
String bridge logo

Gōng diànzi (弓墊子)

Chinese term for the string bridge on some types of composite bows.
Qing bow notch logo

Kòuzi (扣子)

Chinese term for the string notch on each bow tip.
Qing bow tip

Shāo tóu (弰頭)

Chinese term for the tips on either end of a bow.
Arrow slipping spot logo

Jiàn liūzi (箭溜子)

Chinese term for the spot on the bow where the arrow slips by.
Loukong Chinese openwork

Lòukōng (鏤空)

Chinese term for openwork.
Chinese bow ear logo

Gōng shāo (弓弰)

Chinese term for "bow ear".
Strength bow

Wǔkē gōng (武科弓)

Chinese term for heavy bows, often used for strength testing and training.
Bow grip

Gōngbà bǎngzi (弓弝膀子)

Chinese term for the sides of the bow grip.
Bow grip

Gōngbà (弓弝)

Chinese term for "bow grip".
Gong logo

Gōng (弓)

Chinese word for bow.
Qing rank badge

Bŭzi (補子)

Chinese for a ranking badge worn by civil and military officials
Husa dha

Husa Valley dha

A type of dha made by the Chinese Shan in Husa Valley, Yunnan.
Qing whistling arrow

Shào jiàn (哨箭)

Chinese for a class of whistling arrows that combine a whistle with an arrowhead.
War arrow

Zhànjiàn (戰箭)

Qing Chinese term meaning "war arrow". The standard Qing military arrow.
yataraku fadu

Yatarakū fadu

A traditional fire-making pouch.
Shundao

Seleme

Manchu word for a type of large hunting knife.
Shundao

Shùndāo (順刀)

Chinese name for a type of large hunting knife.
Green Standard Army logo

Lùyíng (綠營)

The Lùyíng (綠營) or "Green Standard Army" was a large force of the Qing dynasty military.

Green Standard Army logo

Niowanggiyan turun-i cooha

Manchu for Green Standard Army: The all-Han army of the Qing dynasty.
Green Standard Army logo

Green Standard Army

The all-Han army of the Qing dynasty.
Valiant Cavalry logo

Aliha Cooha

Manchu word for the Valiant Cavalry, the main contingent of Manchu, Mongolian and Chinese Banner troops.
Niaoqiang logo

Niǎoqiāng (鳥鎗)

The Chinese word for matchlock musket.
Meizhenjian

Méizhēnjiàn (梅针箭)

Chinese name for a type of Qing military arrow.
Zhuangyuan logo

Wǔ Zhuàngyuán (武狀元)

Title of the champion of the Qing Imperial Military Examinations.
Iron whip

Ruǎn tiěbiān (軟鐵鞭)

Historical Chinese term for an iron chain weapon.
Changxing workshop

Chángxìng (長興)

A famous bow making shop in Chengdu, active until the 1960s.
Lengyanju

Lěngyànjù (冷豔鋸)

Nickname for Guan Yu's "Green Dragon Crescent Blade".
Qinglong Yanyuedao

Qīnglóng yǎnyuèdāo (青龍偃月刀)

The mythical pole arm of Guan Yu.
Zhanmadao logo

Zhǎnmǎdāo (斬馬刀)

Literally, "horse cutting blade". The name of various classical Chinese weapons.
Tibetan quiver

Mda‘ gdong (མད་འ་ག་དོ་ང་)

Tibetan for an open quiver that spreads the arrows out.