Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK. See our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref 1769. An interesting 19th century Chinese short sword. It has a good double edged blade length 16 inches. Plain wooden carved grip with finely chased brass mounts and cross-guard. Wood scabbard covered with a wood effect lacquer, and matching brass mounts with two hanging rings. Overall length in scabbard 23 inches. Some scabbard covering missing, otherwise in good condition with good age patina. Ref 1769.
A number of these Chinese swords were brought back to the United Kingdom by service men returning from the opium wars in the mid 19th century. Some were also brought back as souvenirs after the Boxer rebellion of 1898-1900. If you wish to purchase this item please visit our website andrewbottomley.com where you can pay by credit/debit card or bank transfer at no extra charge. Established 1968....Read full description