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Originally made of bronze, and later of steel and iron, the first Chinese swords are thought to have been made during the Shang Dynasty over 3,000 years ago.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

September 30, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Online, PA, USA

$550 (3 bids)

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Replica timber & metal Chinese sword in Sheath

October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM AEST
Thornleigh, Australia

AUD5 (1 bid)

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Chinese Jian Double Sword

October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Beverly, MA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Chinese Jian Straight Sword

October 1, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Denver, CO, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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19th Century Chinese Short Sword. Straight Blade

October 1, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Denver, CO, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Chinese Sword with Semi Precious Stone Inlay

October 4, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Stamford, CT, USA

$350 (starting bid)

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Chinese Gilt Eagle-Head Sword Pommel

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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Chinese Style Dagger

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£15 (starting bid)

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