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Qijiadao in Vince Evans mounts

The 17th-century blade is mounted in fittings designed by Philip Tom and executed by Vince Evans some 20 years ago.
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.
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.
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.
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

Antique Chinese saber with segmented grooves

Chinese saber with segmented grooves

With openwork brass mounts in early imperial style.
Chinese yataghan saber

Chinese saber with yataghan style blade

Introduction

The curved, single handed saber was introduced into China from the steppe by

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

Oxtail saber

Niuweidao - oxtail saber

DESCRIPTION

A late Qing dynasty niuweidao (牛尾刀) or "oxtail saber".