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Biaoju

Biāojú (鏢局)

Language: Mandarin Chinese
Source: Pleco dictionary. Old photos.

Southern Chinese saber marked H. Hunt 1876 logo

Chinese military saber marked 1876

Southern Chinese officer style saber with later inscription H.Hunt 1876.
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Back to antique Chinese arms

With Paris behind me, let's return to the genre that initially started my passion for antique arms.
Southern Chinese bannerman huyadao

Southern Bannermen Hǔyádāo

A pair, both with Banner markings, one Manchu and one Hanjun.
Han Plain Red Banner saber

Han Plain Red Banner saber

Southern Chinese saber made for a soldier under the Plain Red Banner.
Nayar logo

Nayar

An Indian group of castes. Historically warrior castes.
Kenyah Dayak man logo

Dayak (people)

Name for a wide range of native groups of Borneo.
Rajput logo

Rajput

An Indian group of castes. Historically warrior castes.
A southern dao logo

Southern Chinese saber

Of typical southern form with a very slender, pointy blade.
Strength testing bow logo

A Qing strength bow

A very heavy Manchu bow used for strength training and military examinations.
Green Standard Army logo

Lùyíng (綠營)

The Lùyíng (綠營) or "Green Standard Army" was a large force of the Qing dynasty military.

Green Standard Army logo

Niowanggiyan turun-i cooha

Manchu for Green Standard Army: The all-Han army of the Qing dynasty.
Green Standard Army logo

Green Standard Army

The all-Han army of the Qing dynasty.
Valiant Cavalry logo

Aliha Cooha

Manchu word for the Valiant Cavalry, the main contingent of Manchu, Mongolian and Chinese Banner troops.
Zhuangyuan logo

Wǔ Zhuàngyuán (武狀元)

Title of the champion of the Qing Imperial Military Examinations.
Upper Three Banners

Sān shàng qí (三上旗)

Three of the Qing dynasty Eight Banners that were under the direct control of the emperor.
Long spear

Hùjūn Xiāoqí Chángqiāng (護軍驍騎長槍)

A very large spear issued to the cavalry contingent of the Guard Division.
Valiant Cavalry

Xiāoqíyíng (驍騎營)

Language: Mandarin Chinese
Source: Classical literature

Long spear logo

Guard Division Valiant Cavalry Long Spear (Qing)

A very long spear or lance, issued to the cavalry of the Guard Division.
Jianruiying spear

Jiànruìyíng Chángqiāng (健銳營長槍)

The long spear of the Jianruiying, the special forces of the Qing dynasty.
Agūrai Hiya

Agūrai Hiya

A Qing imperial honor guard selected from war heroes and descendants of war heroes of the Upper Three Banners.
Bàowěi Bān Shìwèi

Bàowěi Bān Shìwèi (豹尾班侍衛)

A Qing imperial honor guard selected from war heroes and descendants of war heroes of the Upper Three Banners.
Vanguard

Vanguard (Qing)

Vanguard of the Eight Banners forces.
Valiant Cavalry

Valiant Cavalry (Qing)

The main force of the Eight Banners, consisting mainly of mounted warriors with bow and lance.
Leopard Tail Guard

Leopard Tail Imperial Bodyguards (Qing)

A Qing imperial honor guard selected from war heroes and descendants of war heroes of the Upper Three Banners.
Upper Three Banners

Upper Three Banners

Three of the Qing dynasty Eight Banners that were under the direct control of the emperor.
Imperial Guard (Qing)

Gocika Bayara

Manchu for Imperial Bodyguard
Imperial Guard (Qing)

Imperial Bodyguard (Qing)

The Imperial Bodyguard of the Qing dynasty.
Qing imperial bodyguard

Shìwèi Qīnjūn (侍衛親軍)

The Imperial Bodyguard of the Qing dynasty.
Bordered Red Banner

Bordered Red Banner

A Qing military and administrative division.
Xiānghóngqí

Xiānghóngqí (鑲紅旗)

"Bordered Red Banner", a Qing dynasty military and administrative division.
Kubuhe fulgiyan gūsa

Kubuhe fulgiyan gūsa

"Bordered Red Banner", a Qing dynasty military and administrative division.
Bordered White Banner

Kubuhe šanggiyan gūsa

"Bordered White Banner", a Qing dynasty military and administrative division.
Xiāngbáiqí

Xiāngbáiqí (鑲白旗)

"Bordered White Banner", a Qing dynasty military and administrative division.
Bordered White Banner

Bordered White Banner

A Qing military and administrative division.
Bordered Blue Banner

Bordered Blue Banner

A Qing military and administrative division.
Kubuhe lamun gūsa

Kubuhe lamun gūsa

"Bordered Blue Banner", a Qing dynasty military and administrative division.
Xiānglánqí

Xiānglánqí (鑲藍旗)

"Bordered Blue Banner", a Qing dynasty military and administrative division.
Plain Blue Banner

Plain Blue Banner

A Qing military and administrative division.
Plain Red Banner

Plain Red Banner

A Qing military and administrative division.
Plain red banner

Zhènghóngqí (正紅旗)

"Plain Red Banner", a Qing dynasty military and administrative division.
Gulu fulgiyan gūsa

Gulu fulgiyan gūsa 

"Plain Red Banner", a Qing dynasty military and administrative division.
xiānghuángqí

Zhènglánqí (鑲藍旗)

"Plain Blue Banner", a Qing dynasty military and administrative division.
Gulu lamun gūsa

Gulu lamun gūsa

"Plain Blue Banner", a Qing dynasty military and administrative division.
gulu šanggiyan gūsa

Gulu šanggiyan gūsa

"Plain White Banner", a Qing dynasty military and administrative division.
Plain White Banner

Plain White Banner

A Qing military and administrative division.
Zhèngbáiqí

Zhèngbáiqí (正白旗) 

"Plain White Banner", a Qing dynasty military and administrative division.
Gulu suwayan gūsa

Gulu suwayan gūsa

"Plain Yellow Banner", a Qing dynasty military and administrative division.
Zhènghuángqí

Zhènghuángqí (正黃旗)

"Plain Yellow Banner", a Qing dynasty military and administrative division.
Plain Yellow Banner

Plain Yellow Banner

A Qing military and administrative division.