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    Chinese pole arm

    Massive piece. 85" total length. Blade is 18 1/2" long. Missing about 1/2" off the tip of one of the secondary points. Original haft is 1 1/2" dia. Thoughts?....

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    Following link is painting of Ming Dynasty of the fiction <<Journey to the west>>

    http://hfsword.com/bbs/viewthread.php?tid=28526

    The legendary god famous for using the related polearm is Erlang Shen. As a fact, the polearm was called Erlang Dao in Ming Dynasty.

    Here is another link about Erlang Shen.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erlang_Shen

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    Here is another link of Japanese web. When you set the language to Japanese it will show Japanese and Chinese Pinyin.

    http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgur...a%3DN%26um%3D1

    Note the 'sanjianliangrendao' and 'diaodao'.

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    Thanks for those illustrative references! Here are some additional pics:







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    nice Erlang Dao

    Thats nice. I like the central fullers. Please consider letting me know if its ever available.

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    Thank you for sharing the photos.

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    No problem, Neil!
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