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

Pics courtesy of Alex Huangfu of
2 antique Chinese-made blades ( one with photos on the left column and the other with photos on the right column) with forge-welded laminated construction
(either sanmai or inserted-edge qiangang) and having ridged cross-sections. Notice the saber on the left column with an extremely elegant and beautiful
blade profile plus an ethereal snowy white differential heat-treatment pattern on the cutting edge.