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Chinese Melee Weapons: Chinese Swords, Jian, DAO, Meteor Hammer, Chain Whip, Guan DAO, Hook Sword, Repeating Crossbow, Rope Dart Books LLC

Chinese Melee Weapons: Chinese Swords, Jian, DAO, Meteor Hammer, Chain Whip, Guan DAO, Hook Sword, Repeating Crossbow, Rope Dart

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Published June 25th 2011
ISBN : 9781156073896
Paperback
56 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 32. Chapters: Chinese swords, Seven-Branched Sword, Dao, Jian, Guan dao, Meteor hammer, Three-section staff, RopeMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 32. Chapters: Chinese swords, Seven-Branched Sword, Dao, Jian, Guan dao, Meteor hammer, Three-section staff, Rope dart, Hook sword, Sword of Goujian, Chicken sickles, Repeating crossbow, Chain whip, Green Dragon Crescent Blade, Gan Jiang and Mo Ye, Butterfly sword, Fire lance, Taijijian, Dagger-axe, Gun, Qiang, Monks spade, Zhanmadao, Miao dao, Dadao, Deer Horn Knives, Huochong, Changdao, Wind and fire wheels, Nandao, The Glory of Ten Powers, Spear of Fuchai, Ch i, Yanmaodao, Eighteen Arms of Wushu, Pudao, Bisento, Ou Yezi, Emeici, Nangun, Liuyedao, Wodao, Shuangdao, Piandao, Niuweidao, HY1935 bayonet, Tu Huo Qiang, Shuang shou jian. Excerpt: Swords have a long history in China. Stone swords were used in prehistoric times. Bronze swords have been traced back to the bronze daggers of the Shang period, . Bronze long swords suddenly appeared during the mid-third century BC. Later swords were made of iron or steel. These metals were wrought, never cast. Swords commonly reached a length of 70-100 cm, although longer swords have been found. Chinese iron swords were used in Japan from the third to sixth century AD, but were replaced with Korean and native Japanese swords by the middle of the Heian era. Chinese group all swords into two types, Jian ( ) and Dao ( ). Jian are dual edged and Dao are single edged. Chinese swords from the Warring States to Song Dynasty 1) Non-laminated bronze jian are well developed at this time. Appearance of the earliest laminated bronze jian where they utilize bronze with higher tin content for the cutting edges and bronze with lower tin content for the spine. It results in a sword with harder cutting edges and a more flexible spine to absorb shock 2) Extensive use of copper sulphides as anti-corrosion coatings on the bronze jian 3) Earliest iron and steel jian also appear, made by the earliest and most ba...