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    Han Dynasty Sha (Spearhead)

    Sha was used as a powerful arms in a long period of time from late Bronze age until Late Han Dynasty.

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    This Han Sha is more 100cm long, blade is 62cm long 5.2cm wide

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    you will feel very confident to compete with anyone by holding the Sha


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    it's huge and long


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    BIG~


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    19cm

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    will continue to polish~

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    Beautiful,好铩

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    Hmm.

    What's the character?

    I always thought it was Shuo?

    Out of curiosity, what separates it from the Qiang or Mao? Is it the length of the spearhead?

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    good question!

    《史记·秦始皇本纪》:“锄櫌棘矜,非锬于句戟长铩也。”
    Sha was actually evovled from Pi (another kind of Qiang or Mao - the long spearheads) from Bronze generation to Han Dynasty. The feature of Sha is that the mount has two sharp points at both sides which can be used to defense.


    Sha is disappeared since Han.

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    Kevin

    Great pics.

    Do you have any pics of replicas / recontructions of this awesome weapon?

    Where can I learn more about this and other similar spears-polearms? Any books published in English I can buy?

    Thanks

    Danny Grigg
    Sydney Australia

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    considering Sha is so rare, i don't think there's any books talk of Sha particularly in the market.... but if you like, there still a lot of discussion re Sha

    http://bbs.hl365.net/thread-402741-1-4.html
    http://bbs.hl365.net/thread-434499-1-2.html

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    Kevin

    What are the Chinese characters for Sha?

    The website (links) you provided is extremely slow and every time I download one of the attached pics only 25% of the pic shows, the rest is just blank.

    If I can search via Google for Sha in the chinese characters I hope I'll have better luck finding more pictures.

    Thanks

    Danny

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    well, i think the first link above is the most valueable site discussing of Sha (铩). Maybe you want to try again ;-)

    I don't think you can find a lot of pics of Sha by Google, as it is so rare.

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    Hi Kevin,

    Can you give us the exact dimensions and specs for the Sha you have in the photos, please? Including your estimation of pole length that would usually e used for one.

    I'm interested in knowing exactly how big it is... And possibly might have a replica made.

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    There's an illustration of a soldier with a Sha at the following website:

    http://board.verycd.com/t249174.html

    Its the 7th picture down, takes a few mins to load.

    Danny

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    yes, don't take it too serious, good pic though.... there's errors in both of Sha and Han Ring Pommel Sword in the pic.

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