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The Big Dipper
Seven stars militia jian
A short, stout Chinese straightsword of a type used by village defenses across the empire.
The Seven Stars of the "the Big Dipper". An important constellation in traditional Chinese philosophy and religion.
Antique Chinese jian
A fine Chinese straightsword blade, of typical Qing form with a rather wide profile.
An antique Chinese practice sword
With Daoist talisman and Longquan markings.