Chinese Sword Scabbard : Boxer Rebellion

Place Asia: China
Accession Number RELAWM15586.002
Collection type Technology
Object type Edged weapon or club
Place made China
Date made c 1900
Conflict China, 1900-1901 (Boxer Uprising)

Chinese wooden sword scabbard is wood covered in black painted fishskin. It is mounted with an iron shoe chape, locket and has two iron central bands connected by a back bar that has slots near the bands for hanger straps. All metal parts have been painted black.

History / Summary

This scabbard is typical of the design used by the Chinese during the Boxer Rebellion of 1900.

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