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Ancient Chinese halberds
Topic Started: Apr 22 2009, 07:32 AM (1,716 Views)
Kenneth Blair
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Hi All,
I have written an article on the mainstay weapon in Bronze Age China: the dagger-axe.
It has plenty of pictures for those with short attention spans & plenty of detail for those with a desire to learn about is origin in the Neolithic period through to the early Iron Age sucessors on the battlefield.
The Pdf. is availible at http://www.grandhistorian.com/kennethblair...pril%202009.pdf

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For the purposes of downloading I have also broken the paper into 3 parts.

The original 7.2MB file is available above but these are the following sections in sizes of 2-3.2MB:
1: Neolithic period to Western Zhou period.
http://www.grandhistorian.com/kennethblair...tern%20Zhou.pdf
2: Frontier cultures and the Eastern Zhou period.
http://www.grandhistorian.com/kennethblair...tern%20Zhou.pdf
3: Han halberds, plus pole finials and ancient Chinese metallurgy.
http://www.grandhistorian.com/kennethblair...0metallurgy.pdf
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LuciŽn Olinga
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Hey Kenneth,

Thanks for the info, interesting article!
I found it rather hard to find evidence for Qin halberts because all I could find, while I was making the warriorstatue as displayed in this post, was secondairy evidence like modern drawings or made statues, never an actual halbert out of those days so I tried to make one but I don't think it's entirely acurate..

Greetings,

LuciŽn..
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Workman
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A well written and well illustrated article, thank you. It's very timely too, as I just saw some Qin arms at an exhibit.
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Attachments: Qin_statue_I.jpg (81.5 KB)
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Kenneth Blair
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A slightly amended version (minor grammatical adjustments) and a more sensible URL title has been set up here:
http://www.grandhistorian.com/kennethblair...se_Halberds.pdf
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