Ancient Chinese Warring States 475 B. Bronze DAGGER with a White Jade Handle and inlaid with what appears to be GOLD Wire on both sides of the Bronze blade. The overall length is 43 cm (17 inches). Some of the gold wire inlay is coming off and there is some deteration at the tip of the blade. White Jade handle is excellent.The Era of the Warring States was time of much intensified warfare, not in number of battles, but in length and professionalism of the particular campaigns gave this period its name. The old army of a fighting aristocracy was replaced by a general led infantry (similar to old Greece and Rome and the European Middle Age), with peasants pressed to be human material and commanders almost being independent their lord. New weapons like halberds and crossbows came up, chariots and archers supported the armor and iron helmet protected infantry. The warring states erected garrisons and walls along their frontiers, military advisors tried to defeat foreign armies, and wandering persuaders (the most famous being Su Qin) proposed the best alliances with other and against other states. In this time of political division, a great diversity of thinkers (called the "Hundred Schools" baijia) tried to pursue different rulers to make their best way.
The item "WARRING STATES ANCIENT CHINESE DAGGER WithJADE HANDLE & WIRE INLAID" is in sale since Tuesday, April 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Figurines & Statues". The seller is "revtwo" and is located in Bow, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped to United States.