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Teišun-i giyan

Teišun-i giyan

Manchu for a brass or bronze mace.
Qing rank badge

Bŭzi (補子)

Chinese for a ranking badge worn by civil and military officials
Qing military rank badge

Qing military rank badge

Depicting the golden cat, representing the 6th military rank.
yataraku fadu

Yatarakū fadu

A traditional fire-making pouch.


Language: Japanese

Iron whip

Ruǎn tiěbiān (軟鐵鞭)

Historical Chinese term for an iron chain weapon.


A type of Indian tribal battle axe made and used by the Gond people.


A type of axe associated with the Khond people of India.
Pharetri axe


A type of axe associated with the Khond people of India.
Bikaner axe logo

Axe with Anup Singh inscription

With a samvat date that corresponds to 1691 A.D.
Valiant Cavalry

Xiāoqíyíng (驍騎營)

Language: Mandarin Chinese
Source: Classical literature

Huolianbao logo

Huǒ lián bāo (火䥥包)

A traditional fire-making pouch.
Bronze mace logo

Tóngjiǎn (銅鐧)

Chinese for a bronze mace.
Chinese liánjiābàng flail

Liánjiābàng (連耞棒)

A Chinese type of fighting flail


Hindi from the Sanskrit aṅkuśa, it means "elephant goad".
Tibetan style pierced iron pommel plate logo

Tibetan style pierced saddle plate

With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
Chinese forked mace logo

Chinese forked mace

A forked mace with cast ornament in the middle of the cross guard.
Jian mace logo

Jiǎn (鐧)

A type of Chinese mace with a smooth rod.
Bian mace and whip logo

Tiěbiān (鐵鞭)

Used to describe both flexible sectioned whips and heavy bar-maces.
Chinese bian logo

Biān (鞭)

Literally: "whip". Describes actual whips but also iron chain weapons and rigid bar-maces.
Bronze jian mace logo

Chinese bronze mace (tóngjiǎn)

With large dragon head collar piece.
Hook weapons logo

Chinese crescent moon weapons

Unusual set of paired Chinese maces of good workmanship.
South Indian ankus logo

South Indian pierced iron ankus

Its decoration consists of fantastic designs of various animals, mythical and existing.
Antique Chinese bronze mace logo

Antique Chinese bronze mace


Chinese civilian martial artists used a wide variety of weapons.

A Japanese kusarigama

A Japanese kusarigama

The Japanese kusarigama is a variation of the gama, a scythe-like weapon that was likely inspired

Chinese encyclopedia

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Things Chinese, 1719


A Japanese volume from the 唐土訓蒙圖彚 or "Illustrated Encyclopedia of Things Chinese", it was publi

Solomon war club

Solomon Islands war club

With paddle-shaped blade associated with the Nggela Islands.
Wootz Quran box

Antique wootz Qur'an box


This very well-made box is entirely made of wootz steel.

Chinese sword breaker

Chinese sword breaker

With tapering blade, hollow ground on each side to make the edges slightly sharper.
A Chinese sword breaker (jian) logo

A Chinese sword breaker (jian)


In Chinese military culture, there has long been a distinction between two hea

Qing edict box

Qing dynasty imperial edict box

Used to move imperial orders from the emperor’s quarters to the recipient.
Bikaner axe

Bikaner war axe


This type of axe was part of the standard equipment of the mounted North India

Chinese iron ruler logo

Chinese iron ruler


As a non-military weapon, not much was written about Chinese tiě chǐ

An orange Qing dynasty banner

An orange Qing dynasty banner

With a five-clawed imperial dragon chasing the pearl of wisdom.
Chinese martial flail

Chinese war flail


Flails derived off farming tools were used since antiquity in many countries.