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Originally made of bronze, and later of steel and iron, the first Chinese swords are thought to have been made during the Shang Dynasty over 3,000 years ago.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

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Chinese Gilt Sword Handle

February 19, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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A JADE SWORD-SET FROM QING

February 12, 2016, 7:30 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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Chinese Western Han Bronze Sword Hilt

February 16, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Erie , CO, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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A Carved Stone Sword

February 14, 2016, 11:00 AM AEDT
Sydney, Australia

AUD100 (starting bid)

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 Arte Himalayana A Tibetan daga Tibet, 19th century

February 17, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Brescia , Italy

€200 (starting bid)

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Chinese Silver Tone Small Sword (Visible Discoloration)

February 9, 2016, 12:00 PM PST
Woodland Hills, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Antique Chinese Dragon Sword

February 15, 2016, 2:00 AM PST
Porter Ranch, CA, USA

$1,700 (starting bid)

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

February 13, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Chevy Chase, MD, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Chinese Miniature Bronze Sword

February 14, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A pair of 19th Century Chinese

February 17, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Canterbury, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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Chinese Silver Tone Small Sword (Visible Discoloration)

February 14, 2016, 4:45 AM PST
Woodland Hills, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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February 10, 2016, 9:30 AM PST
SAUGUS, CA, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Chinese Sword of Goujian Hand Made Museum Replica

February 14, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
West Palm Beach, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A SET OF BRONZE SWORD PARRYING

February 12, 2016, 3:30 PM PST
San Gabriel , CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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