Object Title

Crescent bladed spear (yang chan)

Crescent bladed spear (yang chan)

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

XXVIL.105

Provenance

Presented by J R Gaunt and Son Ltd, 1956.

Physical Description

The blade is crescent shaped, of flattened diamond section, with the concave edge uppermost. The socket is forged from the centre of the blade, and has a buluster shaped neck with two ring mouldings. The haft is of dark wood.

Dimensions

Dimensions: length: overall 206 cm (81.2 in), Head length: 69 cm (27.2 in), Blade width 24.7 cm (9.8 in), Weight: The weight of the weapon is 2.6 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Bibliographic References

A. Janata, 'Zur Typologie chinesischer Stangenwaffen', Archiv fur Volkerkunde, 20, 1966, pp. 9-40, no. 148, p. 32.

Notes

Part of a series of replicas of staff weapons in the Imperial Arsenal at Canton.