A highly unusual set of paired maces with crescent tips.
Called suàntóu gǔduǒ in Mandarin, with characteristic brass head.
A Chinese traditional hidden striking weapon, this time executed in the "white copper" alloy.
Made of a beautiful piece of black zitan hardwood, carved in a spiral, topped with a silver knob.
Depicting the golden cat, representing the 6th military rank.
With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
A forked mace with cast ornament in the middle of the cross guard.
With large dragon head collar piece.
Unusual set of paired Chinese maces of good workmanship.
Chinese civilian martial artists used a wide variety of weapons.
The Japanese kusarigama is a variation of the gama, a scythe-like weapon that
A Japanese volume from the 唐土訓蒙圖彚 or "Illustrated Encyclopedia of Things Ch
With tapering blade, hollow ground on each side to make the edges slightly sharper.
In Chinese military culture, there has long been a distinc
Used to move imperial orders from the emperor’s quarters to the recipient.
As a non-military weapon, not much was written about Chin
With a five-clawed imperial dragon chasing the pearl of wisdom.
Flails derived off farming tools were used since antiquity