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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse25 Dec 2018 8:55 p.m. PST

"There were hundreds different types of cold weapons in ancient Chinese battlefields, with the most commonly used including bow (), crossbow (), sword (), broad knife (), spear (ì), speargun (ǹ), cugel (), battleaxe (), battle spade (), halberd (), lance (), whip (), blunt sword (), hammer (), fork (), plow (), dagger () and shield () C known as tools for 18 military skills (18).

The earliest Chinese firearms were invented around the 9th century during the Song Dynasty. Ming Dynasty saw Chinas firearm development led the world, with Magic Machine Battalion (Ӫ) established by the third Ming Emperor Yongle, and cannons played a decisive role in the battles to reclaim foreshore region in Suzhou from Japanese pirates.

Below is a brief introduction to some quite unique Chinese cold weapons and firearms…."
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