A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better name for the type.
A magnificent example of a Vietnamese ceremonial saber, or guőm.
The yaodao, literally "waist saber" was the standard side-arm for the Qing dynasty mi
The Chinese saber comes in a great variety of curvatures, profiles, and with different combina
The terms peidao or yaodao are synonyms that were in use simultaneously in Q
The talwar or talvār (Hindi) is the archetypical sab
A Chinese waist saber or yaodao / peidao of the first half of the 18th century.
Most Chinese sword blades were made with a high-carbon steel plate exposed at the cutting edge
Ornate Vietnamese guőm (narrow-bladed sabers
Most antique Vietnamese sabers on the market are either ornat
The curved, single handed saber was introduced into China from the steppe by
The peidao (佩刀) or yaodao (腰刀) was the main hilted