Archers Sword

Chinese archer's sword and scabbard. The sword's guards and hilt fittings of black painted iron and the hilt is bound with black painted and braided cord. Scabbard is made of wood covered with black painted leather. Scabbard fittings are of black painted iron.
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Acquired by Thomas Sutherland from the Imperial Archers' Arsenal, Forbidden City, Peking, following the Boxer Uprising 1900.
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