Chariots were a staple feature of ancient Chinese armies and the weapons best suited to a more mobile warfare where the enemy was kept at a certain distance were the bow, crossbow, and halberd (a cross between a spear and an axe). In 1965, an excavation team discovered the Sword of Goujian in a tomb in Hubei, China. Because of its still-impeccable condition, however, it's considered one of those swords that mythically defies the tests of time. Below is a list of top 10 ancient Chinese weapons. Unfortunately, I don’t know enough about ancient Chinese art to have a more developed opinion of it. The ancient sword was found in 1965 during an archaeological survey in the Chinese province of Hubei in one of roughly 50 tombs that were unearthed. Only when chariots began to be replaced by larger infantry armies did the sword become a more valuable asset to soldiers. View It on eBay. $85.00. ANTIQUE 13 1 2 INCH ASIAN INDIA KNIFE DAGGER SCABBARD . The ancinet Chinese Empire, imperial government and dynasties, including the Xia Dynasty, Shang Dynasty, Zhou Dynasty, Qin Dynasty, Han Dynasty and the warring states period. Regarded as a state treasure in China today, the sword is as legendary to the Chinese people as King Arthur's Excalibur in the West. Chinese Ming Dy Style Dagger Verdigris Blade Old Jade Handle w Jade Cabochon s. $1,232.50. The ancient Chinese army won many famous battles and was a very successful force in the Asian continent. And weapons of course played an important role in it. The shape of the dagger’s blade is also a bit unusual, though it is similar to a Chinese dagger that appeared in the video game Far Cry 3 at the end of 2012. Antique Ancient Chinese Dagger Rare Sleeve Cuff Knife 150 Years with chopsticks. In 1965, archaeologists were carrying out a survey in Hubei province, just 7 km (4 miles) from the ruins of Jinan, capital of the ancient Chu state, when they discovered fifty ancient tombs. This ancient Chinese dagger is more than 2,500 years old. $897.75. Ancient Chinese Military, Warriors, History, Warfare and Weapons. It is a peculiar sword. View It on eBay. These ancient (medieval) weapons were masterpieces of engineering and helped Chinese army succeed much easier.