This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
The Chinese saber comes in a great variety of curvatures, profiles, and wi
The terms peidao or yaodao are synonyms that were in use
It comes with its complete set of fittings in a thick gauge of báitóng.
Often mistaken for true Qianlong work.
The yaodao, literally "waist saber" was the standard side-arm for
A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one, converted for Japanese use.
In Chinese military culture, there has long been a distinc
With an estimated draw weight of 160-200 pounds.
Pellet bows and crossbows have a long history in China.
Introduction to the type
This type of sword is referred to as zhibe
An early type of Korean soldier's helmet.
The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords p
Late 18th century, complete with its original scabbard.
With massive 10mm thick blade with strong distal taper.
With fine blade, of liuyedao form with a gentle curvature.
Used to move imperial orders from the emperor’s quarters to the recipient.
Of the Western Buryats, living near the shores of Lake Baikal.
With the relatively rare feature of a raised backedge.
Of a type worn among others by the Valiant Cavalry.
With narrow liuyedao blades of moderate curvature.
Sets with a knife and chopsticks and sometimes some other utensils were co
Of a type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.
A deluxe set of double straightswords with carved ivory grips and gilt mounts.
An unusually large presentation saber in the style of high-end Chinese military sabers.
A Chinese waist saber or yaodao / peidao of the first half of the 18th century.
The Chinese straightsword or jiàn (劍) was traditi
An honest, unpretentious fighting weapon of the Ming-Qing period.
With twist-core steel and of early liuyedao form. Probably 17th century.
With openwork brass mounts in early imperial style.
Chiseled in the blade is “勅今” which could either mean "imperial order" or "Daoist magic command".
An iron openwork guard two dragons chasing a flaming pearl.
A near round tsuba with beaded rim depicting two dragons in vegetal scrollwork.
A rather good example of a Japanese-made nanban tsuba.
At first sight, this may look like a miniature version of a standard Qing s
Miaodao simply being a more recent name for the wodao.
Accomplished by bending the edge up and down alternately and polishing it smooth again.
Built around an excellent sanmei blade.
From my personal collection. A quiver that was once worn at court ceremonies by high ranked officers and imperial…
With Daoist talisman and Longquan markings.
The Chinese straightsword or jian (劍) was th
As a non-military weapon, not much was written about Chin
One of the most iconic of Chinese weapons, commonly known as "Guandao"
The dadao is the iconic weapon of republican
An extremely rare and possibly unique type of Chinese officer's saber, or peidao, of the 18th century.
Yet another type that I had not yet seen before.
The peidao (佩刀) or yaodao (腰刀)
With rare raised backedge.
With a five-clawed imperial dragon chasing the pearl of wisdom.
Most Chinese swords and sabers are made with a hard high carbon steel
Flails derived off farming tools were used since antiquity
The ridged and facetted blade shape that is so well known