Object Title

Trident (san gu cha or bian cha)

Trident (san gu cha or bian cha)



Object Number



Presented by J R Gaunt and Son Ltd, 1956.

Physical Description

The head has a square section central tapering spike (bent at the tip) onto which is slotted a crescent of two curved blades of flattened diamond section (bent) joined by a square section socket. The socket is secured by a rivet.
Below the head the neck forms a plain shaft which widens to form a cylindrical socket.
The socket seam has split and there is rust hole.
The haft is of thick, lightweight dark-stained wood.


Dimensions: length: overall 232 cm (91.4 in), Head length: 69 cm (27.2 in), The width across the side-blades is 345 mm. Weight: The weight of the trident is 2.1 kg


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