With a five-clawed imperial dragon chasing the pearl of wisdom.
As a non-military weapon, not much was written about Chin
Flails derived off farming tools were used since antiquity
A Japanese volume from the 唐土訓蒙圖彚 or "Illustrated Encyclopedia of Things Ch
A forked mace with cast ornament in the middle of the cross guard.
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
Called suàntóu gǔduǒ in Mandarin, with characteristic brass head.
With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
Used to move imperial orders from the emperor’s quarters to the recipient.
A highly unusual set of paired maces with crescent tips.
With tapering blade, hollow ground on each side to make the edges slightly sharper.
Chinese civilian martial artists used a wide variety of weapons.
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