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Southern Chinese saber marked H. Hunt 1876 logo

Chinese military saber marked 1876

Southern Chinese officer style saber with later inscription H.Hunt 1876.
Twistcore peidao logo

Qing twistcore peidao

A fine twistcore blade in standard pattern Qing military mounts.
Jun Huo Ju saber logo

Jūn Huǒ Jú-made saber

Produced in the ordnance factory in Zengbu, near Guangzhou.
Liuyedao with fine blade

Liuyedao with very good blade

Description

This Chinese liǔyèdāo is an excellent example of Chinese bladesmithing at its best.

Cantonese saber logo

Cantonese saber

With brass mounts and ray skin covered scabbard.
A southern dao logo

Southern Chinese saber

Of typical southern form with a very slender, pointy blade.
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 dynas

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 dynas

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 saber with U-grooves

With twist-core steel and of early liuyedao form. Probably 17th century.
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)

Dual twistcore saber logo

Rare Chinese twistcore saber

Background

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

Woyaodao

A Chinese woyaodao

Introduction

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