Chinese (mogolian) horseriding

Sword typology and Edge Weapons forms of the Chinese Empire and related cultures with an emphasis on their relationship to Swordsmanship.

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A Tartar Huntsman on His Horse

Post by Scott M. Rodell » Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:57 am

All I know about riding is to try not to fall off, but I thought this image from the Freer Gallery (http://www.asia.si.edu/) might be of interest... Those interested in arms of the period should take note of the hilt design...

A Tartar Huntsman on His Horse-

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Re: Chinese (mogolian) horseriding

Post by Linda Heenan » Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:52 pm

A crossguard! That's really interesting.
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Re: Chinese (mogolian) horseriding

Post by Scott M. Rodell » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:12 pm

Linda Heenan wrote:A crossguard!...
Yes, it is generally accepted that disk type guards were adopted onto Chinese sabers, from Japanese sources, during the early Ming dynasty, when large numbers of blades were imported from Japan to China.

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