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Chinese Swords

Originally made of bronze, and later of steel and iron, the first Chinese swords are thought to have been made during the Shang Dynasty over 3,000 years ago. Far ahead of their European counterparts, Chinese swordsmiths were masters of their trade in efficiency and technology, marking China as one of the greatest military forces during the Tang and Song Dynasties.

Early Chinese swords were very short, and made with shock-absorbency, flexibility, durability, and hard edges in mind. Over time, swords became longer, and their material composition became more varied. The three major types were wrapped, inserted, and twist-core. Wrapped steel blades consisted of harder steel wrapped over a softer steel core. Inserted steel swords had two sides of softer steel sandwiching an edge and core... Read more

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Chinese Jade Dagger

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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Een Chinees bronzen zwaard met inlegwerk.

September 1, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€300 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE BRONZE SWORD. J006

September 7, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Coram, NY, USA

$2,500 (starting bid)

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A RARE CARRIES AN INSCRIPTION OF YUE KING BRONZE SWORD, THE EXCLUDE LACQUER SWORD RACK.

September 7, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Coram, NY, USA

$47,500 (starting bid)

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A SHAGREEN-LIKE AND SILVER SWORD AND SCABBARD

September 10, 2016, 2:00 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$950 (starting bid)

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CHINESE SHORT SWORD

September 11, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Woburn, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese jade ornament, and a Chinese jade zong

September 12, 2016, 3:30 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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CHINESE KATANA STYLE DISPLAY SWORD

September 14, 2016, 5:00 PM EST
Tallahassee, FL, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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Sword w/ Ming Dynasty Jade, 19th - 20th Century

September 17, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Vienna, VA, USA

$2,000 (starting bid)

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Chinese Coin Sword

September 17, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Rosemead, CA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE TURQUOISE-EMBELLISHED WHITE JADE 'CLOUD SCROLL' SWORD HILT POMMEL AND AN AGATE CICADA

September 20, 2016, 10:00 AM HKT
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

HKD10,000 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE WHITE AND RUSSET JADE 'MASK-FORM AND CLOUD SCROLL' SWORD SLIDE

September 20, 2016, 10:00 AM HKT
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

HKD5,000 (starting bid)

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September 24, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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An Unusal Chinese Archaic Bronze Dagger

September 25, 2016, 1:00 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$2,000 (starting bid)

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Chinese Gilt Eagle-Head Sword Pommel

September 30, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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Chinese Style Dagger

September 30, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£15 (starting bid)

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