With a five-clawed imperial dragon chasing the pearl of wisdom.
As a non-military weapon, not much was written about Chin
The hat traditionally worn by Beijingese gentlemen.
Flails derived off farming tools were used since antiquity
A forked mace with cast ornament in the middle of the cross guard.
A Japanese volume from the 唐土訓蒙圖彚 or "Illustrated Encyclopedia of Things Ch
A heavily executed Chinese carrying pole that was used as a weapon.
Depicting the golden cat, representing the 6th military rank.
A Chinese traditional hidden striking weapon, this time executed in the "white copper" alloy.
The Japanese kusarigama is a variation of the gama, a scythe-like weapon that
A Chinese "sword breaker" with the rarer, bamboo-sectioned rod.
Called suàntóu gǔduǒ in Mandarin, with characteristic brass head.
With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
A highly unusual set of paired maces with crescent tips.
Used to move imperial orders from the emperor’s quarters to the recipient.
IntroductionChinese civilian martial artists used a wide variety of weapons.
With tapering blade, hollow ground on each side to make the edges slightly sharper.
Unusual set of paired Chinese maces of good workmanship.
With large dragon head collar piece.
In Chinese military culture, there has long been a distinc
Made of solid silver, in Qing court style. With 19th-century European import marks.
Literally "skull splitter", more widely known as kabutowari; "helmet splitter." An excellent example, one of the best…