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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Originally made of bronze, and later of steel and iron, the first Chinese swords are thought to have been made during the Shang Dynasty over 3,000 years ago.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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A RARE LATE 19TH CENTURY CHINESE BAMBOO CASED SWORD STICK the blade embelli

January 26, 2017, 9:00 AM GMT
Selborne, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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A GOOD 18TH/19TH CENTURY TIBETAN GILT BRONZE PHURBA RITUAL DAGGER formed wi

January 26, 2017, 9:00 AM GMT
Selborne, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Han Dynasty Hetian Jade Sword

January 28, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Antique Chinese Bronzed Sword

January 29, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Beverly, MA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Two Sino-Tibetan silver daggers

February 3, 2017, 3:00 PM CET
Hattem, Netherlands

€150 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE BRONZE SWORD. J006

February 4, 2017, 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.

February 4, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Coram, NY, USA

$47,500 (starting bid)

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 A SET OF THREE BRONZE WEAPONS: LANCES

February 4, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Coram, NY, USA

$2,000 (starting bid)

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Chinese Metal Sword

February 8, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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Chinese Jade Dagger

February 8, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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Chinese Jade Dagger

February 8, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Chinese double Jian sword. China, Late 19th cent.

February 11, 2017, 10:00 AM PST
Davenport, WA, USA

$200 (1 bid)

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Chinese Guandao style pole arm.

February 11, 2017, 10:00 AM PST
Davenport, WA, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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