General Qi's saber

Tang swords Part 2

Tang sword fittings

Question 1

Question 2

Chronology Table


Wooden surface grain pics

Heat-treatment Patterns Part 2

Da Dao Part 2

Ridged Cross-Sections

Main Page

Ming Cavalry / Infantry

Qianlong Repro

Sui sword fittings

Qing Imperial Jian

Photo3 Page

Paul Chen's reproduction of Emperor Qianlong's saber:
This weapon has a blade made out of pattern-welded steel and is available for sale at at the Chinese language
website -- a Taiwanese company based in Taipei.

Check out the intricate workmanship on these filigree fittings.