Chinese Sword : Boxer Rebellion

Place Asia: China
Accession Number RELAWM15586.001
Collection type Technology
Object type Edged weapon or club
Place made China
Date made c 1900
Conflict China, 1900-1901 (Boxer Uprising)

Chinese sword. The hilt has an oval iron guard with a reinforced downward rim, iron collar and round pommel. The grips are two piece plain wood bound with blue/beige cord. The broad, slightly curved blade has a single thin fuller on each side near the back edge to within 165 mm from the hatchet point. The left side of the blade has three crudely engraved Chinese characters. All metal parts have been painted black.

History / Summary

This sword is of the type used by the Chinese during the Boxer Rebellion of 1900. The translation of the Chinese characters on the blade is "Zhenghong-han".

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