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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Originally made of bronze, and later of steel and iron, the first Chinese swords are thought to have been made during the Shang Dynasty over 3,000 years ago.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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Old Bronze Chinese Dagger w. Dragon

June 23, 2017, 11:30 PM PST
Gardnerville, NV, USA

$350 (starting bid)

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A COPY OF OLD JADE SWORD

June 24, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Vintage Chinese Hetian Jade Sword Accessory Ornament

June 24, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$60 (starting bid)

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A Pair Chinese Han Dynasty Hetian Jade Sword

June 24, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Vintage Chinese Hetian Jade Sword

June 24, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$120 (starting bid)

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A SHAGREEN-LIKE AND SILVER SWORD AND SCABBARD

June 24, 2017, 1:30 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$1,200 (starting bid)

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An extendable Chinese Martial Arts Training Sword

June 25, 2017, 10:30 AM AEST
Alexandria, Australia

AUD10 (starting bid)

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A Chinese sword in its scabbard, 19/20th C.

June 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Bruges, Belgium

€200 (3 bids)

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Qing-A Russet White Jade Carved Chilung Sword Fitting

June 26, 2017, 3:00 PM PST
San Francisco, CA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE SWORD (DAO), LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY

June 28, 2017, 11:00 AM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£95 (starting bid)

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June 28, 2017, 11:00 AM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£120 (starting bid)

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Een Chinees bronzen zwaard met inlegwerk.

June 29, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€100 (starting bid)

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Chinese bronze sword.

June 30, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€800 (starting bid)

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Chinese Metal Sword

July 1, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Exquisite Tang Dynasty Gilt Bronze Sword with Precious Stones

July 1, 2017, 7:00 PM PST
Kowloon, Hong Kong

$5,000 (starting bid)

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CHINESE HAN DYNASTY JADE CHILONG SWORD ORNAMENT

July 2, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$900 (starting bid)

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CHINESE WARRING STATES JADE SWORD ORNAMENT

July 2, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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CHINESE HAN DYNASTY SWORD ORNAMENT

July 2, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$1,700 (starting bid)

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4TH CENTURY CHINESE WHITE JADE SWORD ORNAMENT

July 2, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$1,700 (starting bid)

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Antique Red Lacquer Chinese Sword or Armory Rack

July 9, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Lantana, FL, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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Important Spring & Autumn Emperor's Gilt Bronze Sword

July 14, 2017, 7:00 PM PST
Kwai Chung, Hong Kong

$5,000 (starting bid)

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Warring States Jade Sword w/ Bronze Hilt

July 14, 2017, 7:00 PM PST
Kwai Chung, Hong Kong

$3,000 (starting bid)

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Chinese archaistic style bronze sword

July 21, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
West Columbia, SC, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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