Filter results
Fangshi revival saber logo

Fangshi officer's saber

With a good blade and a set of fittings that exceed the quality of most of this period.
Large southern Chinese saber

Large Southern Chinese saber

Built around a beautifully forged blade, in full polish, revealing a burl grain pattern.
Southern saber logo

Late Qing southern saber

With differential heat-treatment, creating a cloudy crystalline effect along the edge.
Liuyedao logo

Excellent Qing officer saber

Introduction

The yaodao, literally "waist saber" was the standard side-arm for the Qing dynasty mi

18th-century peidao in iron fangshi mounts

Peidao in iron fangshi mounts

Introduction

The terms peidao or yaodao are synonyms that were in use simultaneously in Q

Chinese saber logo

Southern Chinese saber

Introduction

The yaodao, literally "waist saber" was the standard side-arm for the Qing dynasty mi

19th century Qing military saber

19th century Qing military saber

With massive 10mm thick blade with strong distal taper.
Double sabers logo

Chinese shuangdao - double sabers

With narrow liuyedao blades of moderate curvature.
naginata-saber

Chinese saber with "naginata-hi"

A Chinese waist saber or yaodao / peidao of the first half of the 18th century.

U-turn twist-core saber

Chinese twistcore saber with U-turn grooves

Introduction

Most Chinese sword blades were made with a high-carbon steel plate exposed at the cutting edge

Antique Chinese saber with segmented grooves

Chinese saber with segmented grooves

With openwork brass mounts in early imperial style.
Chinese twist-core saber

Rare Chinese twist-core saber

Introduction

The peidao (佩刀) or yaodao (腰刀) was the main hilted

Dual twistcore saber logo

Rare Chinese twistcore saber

Background

Most Chinese swords and sabers are made with a hard high carbon steel edge plate sandwich

Woyaodao

A Chinese woyaodao

Introduction

The ridged and facetted blade shape that is so well known nowadays from Japane