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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Originally made of bronze, and later of steel and iron, the first Chinese swords are thought to have been made during the Shang Dynasty over 3,000 years ago.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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Fang Sword

April 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Bath , PA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Attractive Chinese Jian Pattern Short Sword with Extensive Stone and Enameled Silver Mountings

April 30, 2016, 9:00 AM CST
Rock Island, IL, USA

$2,250 (starting bid)

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A RARE AND OLD JADE FOR SWORD DECORATION

April 30, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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A VERY OLD JADE SWORD

April 30, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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CHINESE SWORD, - 45 in. long.

April 30, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Chevy Chase, MD, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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TWO CHINESE ARCHAISTIC BRONZE SWORDS, Shang dynasty style. - Larger: 24 1/2 in. high.

April 30, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Chevy Chase, MD, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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A FINE TIBETAN DINING KNIFE

May 1, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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A SET OF BRONZE TIBETAN VAJAR

May 1, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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SET OF FINE TIBETAN VAJAR

May 1, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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SET OF FINE TIBETAN VAJAR

May 1, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE BRONZE SWORD. J006

May 3, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Coram, NY, USA

$2,500 (starting bid)

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Chinese Sword

May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Union, IL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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CHINESE SHORT SWORD

May 8, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Woburn, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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BRONZE SWORD

May 8, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Woburn, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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VINTAGE ORNATE CHINESE 3 SWORD DISPLAY

May 13, 2016, 6:30 PM EST
Tampa, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Bronze Spear Head Or Sword

May 20, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Online, PA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Shark Skin Qianlong War Sword

May 20, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Online, PA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Jiaqing Cloisonne Dragon Sword

May 20, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Online, PA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Iron Tibetan Ceremonial Dagger

May 21, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Vienna, VA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE MING DYNASTY YAODAO SWORD

May 21, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Henderson, NV, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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A TIBETAN KE-TRI SWORD

May 21, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Henderson, NV, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE JIAN SWORD

May 21, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Henderson, NV, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE EXPORT DHA SWORD

May 21, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Henderson, NV, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese sword of a honorable person or officer, po

May 31, 2016, 4:00 PM CET
Vienna, Austria

€450 (starting bid)

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RITUAL DAGGER VAJRAKILA

June 4, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
Vienna, Austria

€900 (starting bid)

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