Fine 19th C. Chinese Qing Dynasty Peidao Saber with fine fullering and damascus blade (ID: cs1141)
Fine 19th C. Chinese Qing Dynasty Peidao Saber with fine fullering and damascus blade
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A fine example of a 19th C. Qing Dynasty Chinese officers peidao sword. This example has very fine and pleasing fullers running the length of the blade with inlaid brass or copper dots. The fullering is reminiscent of Middel Eastern sabers and likely acquired through Persian trade influence in Western China.
Blade has a thick spine and displays a heat treated edge and damascus layering in addition to chiseled dragons forms at the ricasso.
The handle wrap is slightly undone but can easily be fixed and the fittings are all pierced and chiseled brass. The scabbard is black laquered timber and the blade fits perfectly into the scabbard. The wood timber is slightly seperate along the edge of the scabbard but otherwise completely tight.
Overall length is 33", blade is 26".
References: "Military Sabres of the Qing Dynasty" P. Tom