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Chinese Shan presentation dha

Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
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Markings on Chinese swords

Most markings are found on military edged weapons, usually in the form of serial numbers and characters denoting a place or unit.
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A silver-niello Ottoman bichaq

Description

An Ottoman bichaq, literally "knife", shaped like a yatağan, the swor

Ottoman bichaq

Ottoman bichaq (knife)

Description

An Ottoman bichaq, literally "knife", shaped like a miniature yata

A signed Vietnamese fighting saber

A signed Vietnamese fighting saber

Presented in this article is a somewhat rare example of a purely practical Vietnamese fighting saber,