Antique Chinese Sword Dao, 18th - 19th century

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Antique 18th - 19th century Chinese Qing Dynasty military regulation broadsword Dao (Ox Tail Saber). Details: A heavy and thick blade made from hand forged steel with a long narrow groove on both sides, mounted in a round iron guard and bulbous pommel, the wooden grip scales are with a hole for the tassel, the wooden scabbard is covered by painted in black and hand stitched imitation of shagreen leather and mounted with large iron fittings.
REFERENCES: 1) "Iron and Steel Swords of China" by Alex J. Huangfu. 2) Similar Chinese swords to this one but in very poor condition are published in the Book "Antique Swords & Daggers" by Mircea Veleanu at a price of $1500-$2000. 3) "Découvrir les Anciennes Armes de la Chine" by Georges Charles.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length with the scabbard: 95.5 cm (37 5/8 in), the length without the scabbard: 91.5 cm (36 in), length of the blade: 75, 5 cm (29 3/4 in).
CONDITION: The sword is in good condition considering its age with minor wear except for a missing chape, where instead of the chape the end of the scabbard is wrapped by insulation tape (very easy to remove).
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Item Details

Reference #:
ES404
Quantity
1
Category
Militaria & Weapons
Department
Antiques
Year
18th – 19th century
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
x x
Weight
Unknown
Condition
good
Material