A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better name for the type.
A magnificent example of a Vietnamese ceremonial saber, or guőm.
The yaodao, literally "waist saber" was the standard side-arm for the Qing dynasty mi
The Chinese saber comes in a great variety of curvatures, profiles, and with different combina
The terms peidao or yaodao are synonyms that were in use simultaneously in Q
The talwar or talvār (Hindi) is the archetypical sab
A Chinese waist saber or yaodao / peidao of the first half of the 18th century.
Most Chinese sword blades were made with a high-carbon steel plate exposed at the cutting edge
Ornate Vietnamese guőm (narrow-bladed sabers