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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