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Tang swords Part 2

Tang sword fittings

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Wooden surface grain pics

Heat-treatment Patterns Part 2

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Ming Cavalry / Infantry

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Qing Imperial Jian

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Qing Imperial Jian in the collection of the Royal Armouries, United Kingdom.

Notice the motifs of dragons on the elegant and well-executed fittings.