Place of Origin: CHINA
Date: Qing Dynasty, Mid–19th Century
Overall: 35" Inches
This Chinese saber, or dao, still has its matching scabbard, its original wrapping for the wooden grip and the lanyard cord that was used to bind it to the wielder’s wrist. The curved blade is wide and has twin fullers cut into the steel near its spine. The chased and pierced silver mounts show dragons set amid twisting foliage on the pommel, ferrule and the disc guard; with the scabbard having fittings to match (the leather covering being a modern replacement). A similar sword with copper mounts was sold by me in 2018.