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Loho

Loho

Manchu word for saber.
Zi Qín Jì

Zi Qín Jì (子勤記)

A Chinese sword maker's shop that was active during the Guangxu period (1875 - 1908).
Rusty saber

Dāo shàng xiù (刀上鏥)

Language: Mandarin Chinese
Source: Classical literature

Spine logo

Dāo bèi (刀背)

Qing Chinese for the back of a blade.
Qing saber lanyard

Yāodāo xìzi (腰刀繫子)

Qing Chinese for saber lanyard.
daoqiao dishu

Dāoqiào dǐshù (刀鞘底束)

Qing Chinese for the two mounts on either end of a saber scabbard.
Saber suspension bar

Dāo shù liáng (刀束樑)

Language: Mandarin Chinese
Source: Classical literature

Yaodao logo

Yāodāo (腰刀)

Literally "waist saber", the standard military saber of the Qing.
Tang logo

Sǔn (榫)

Language: Mandarin Chinese
Source: Classical literature

Nick in a Chinese saber blade

Dāo rèn bēng (刀刃崩)

Qing Chinese for edge damage on a saber blade.
Chinese saber blade

Dāo rèn (刀刃)

Qing Chinese for saber edge / saber blade.
Simple chape

Dāo dǐ gū (刀底箍)

Qing Chinese for a saber scabbard endpiece.
Saber endpiece

Dāo dǐ yún (刀底雲)

Qing Chinese for a specific type of scabbard endpiece.
Endpiece

Dāo qiào dǐ shù (刀鞘底束)

Qing Chinese for saber scabbard endpiece.
Suspension bar

Dāo liáng (刀梁)

Qing Chinese for the suspension bar on a saber scabbard.
Suspension bar

Qiàoshàng shuāngyǎn shù (鞘上雙眼束)

Qing Chinese for the suspension bar on a scabbard.
Suspension bar

Dāo shùliáng (刀束樑)

Qing Chinese for the suspension bar on a saber scabbard.
Suspension bands

Dāoqiào zhōngshù (刀鞘中束)

Qing Chinese for "saber suspension bands".
Saber binder

Dāoqiào shù (刀鞘束)

Qing Chinese for saber scabbard mounts.
Jian scabbard logo

Qiào kǒugū (鞘口箍)

Qing Chinese for the mouthpiece of a scabbard.
Scabbard mouthpiece

Dāoqiào kǒugū (刀鞘口箍)

Qing Chinese for the mouthpiece of a saber scabbard.
Qing saber scabbard

Dāoqiào (刀鞘)

Qing Chinese for "saber scabbard".
Saber grooves

Dāo cáo (刀槽)

Qing Chinese for a groove in a saber blade.
Dao tunkou

Dāo tūnkǒu (刀吞口)

Qing Chinese term for the collar-piece found on some Chinese sabers.
Saber guard logo

Dāo hūshǒu (刀護手)

Qing Chinese for "saber guard".
Saber ferrule

Dāobǎ shù (刀把束)

Qing Chinese for the ferrule of a saber hilt.
Chinese saber pommel

Dāobǎ dǐngshù (刀把頂束)

Qing Chinese for "saber pommel".
Chinese saber grip

Dāobǎ (刀把 / 刀把)

Qing Chinese for "saber grip".
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.
A Chinese peidao logo

Pèidāo (佩刀)

Literally "waist-worn-saber".
Large southern Chinese saber

Large Southern Chinese saber

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

Yànlíngdāo (雁翎刀)

A Chinese saber type that translates as "goose-feather saber".
Yanchidao logo

Yànchìdāo (雁翅刀)

Chinese saber type with a gently curved blade and clipped tip.
Liuyedao logo

Liǔyèdāo (柳葉刀)

A Chinese saber with a gentle curve.
Yanmaodao logo

Yànmáodāo (雁毛刀)

A Chinese saber type with a mainly straight blade that curves up at the tip. It literally means "goose-quill-saber".
A Manchu saber logo

A 17th century Manchu saber

A massive 17th century saber blade with markings in Manchu and Chinese.
A niuweidao hilt logo

Niuweidao with Guangxu mark

Dated 1895. Large and heavy, a quality piece.
Niuweidao logo

Niúwěidāo (牛尾刀)

A late form of Chinese saber with pronounced widening at the tip section.
Southern saber logo

Late Qing southern saber

With differential heat-treatment, creating a cloudy crystalline effect along the edge.
Ming - Qing transition period saber

Early Qing saber

A rare Chinese officer's saber of the 17th century.
Jianruiying logo

Jianruiying (1); introduction

The Jianruiying were a small elite unit of specially selected Manchu soldiers under the Qing dynasty. They were trained to overcome rough terrain, obstacles, and rivers in order to commence special attacks towards fortifications. In some ways, they are comparable to today's special forces.
Liuyedao logo

Excellent Qing officer saber

Introduction

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

Ming yanchidao saber blade

Ming dynasty saber blade

Introduction

The Chinese saber comes in a great variety of curvatures, profiles, and with different combina

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

Chaoyang saber logo

Chinese saber of the Chaoyang army

Late 18th century, complete with its original scabbard.
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