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Old 20th December 2017, 12:20 PM   #1
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Default Chinese Glaive

A recent addition to the collection

I am calling it a Chinese Glaive until those with more knowledge correct me.
Just over 6 ft long with a 22 inch head.
The mounts are iron.
The pole could be original, it's certainly old.

I will clean this up after the festivities and post some decent pictures.

All comments welcome.

Merry Christmas

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Old 20th December 2017, 12:37 PM   #2
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Is the blade sharp, or at least appears to have been sharp? How thick is the spine of the blade at the base and about 5 cm (2") from the tip?

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Marius

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Old 20th December 2017, 08:05 PM   #3
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Any chance of a close-up of the symbol next to the hook?
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Old 20th December 2017, 08:35 PM   #4
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Marius

It is sharp.

The base is 9mm thick
5cm from the top it is 2mm

Timo - see photo, it is the same symbol each side.

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Old 20th December 2017, 08:52 PM   #5
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Interesting oldish guandao/yanyuedao, a traditional chinese weapon still practised in their martial arts. There would have been an iron ring thriu the blades hole to suspend a red tassle.
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Old 20th December 2017, 09:28 PM   #6
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Hello Roy and thank you for the measurements!

It appears it is a genuine fighting Guandao. A great blade!

Congratulations and happy cleaning!
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Old 20th December 2017, 08:12 PM   #7
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Very nice Vietnamese subject, not Chinese
Possible, the end of XVIII century.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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