Chinese Iron Saber Tips

Chinese Iron Saber Blade Tip Forms Toursdale p60 Fig 43

Blade Tips - Chinese Iron Sabers
Trousdale, Figure 43, p. 60

"The blade tips have two forms: most common is the type with a straight flat side and cutting edge which curves back at the tip toward the unsharpened edge (Figure 43a); less commonly the tip has a form resem- bling the prow of a ship (Figure 436). Both point forms are found as well on the shorter knives of the Han period. " 

Trousdale, William. "The Long Sword and Scabbard Slide in Asia". Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press. 1975. pp. 42-43.