In Ancient Chinese War, there were a variety of different type of weapons that were used in combat and battle. They had different types of them that included Spears, Swords, sticks, and other things.
The first type of weapon is called a Dao, which was the most used weapon back then and in part was due to the fact that the name was used sometimes for different kind of weapons. It is usually referred as the first of the "eighteen kinds of weapons." Weapons that had blades and that are used to slice, cut, hack, and chop were considered to be dao. It can be short and long. If it is short, the blade is attached to a handle. If it is long, the blade is attached to a long shaft. Some weapons, such as broadswords, are still considered dao, even though their English are different and have different meanings then what they used to be back then.
The second type of weapon used back then was call a Qiang. A Qiang is one of the long weapons that evolved from mao. It is referred to as the "king of the hundred weapons". It is a long shaft with a steel or bronze tip.
The third type of weapon is called a Jian. Jian is usually called the "sovereign of blades".
Ji is a weapon with a steel or bronze tip mounted on the end of a long shaft, which is attached to a curved blade. The attachment of the curved blade makes the weapon be able to both stab and slash. The shaft of ji used in chariots is longer than those used by infantry and cavalry. When two curved blades are attached on opposite sides of the tip, the weapon is referred to as double ji.
Ji was first used during the Shang Dynasty, which took place between the 17th century -11th century BC, when it was made of bronze. It was popularized during the Eastern Zhou Dynasty which took place between 770 BC-256 BC, when it was made of steel instead. By the Western Han Dynasty which took place between 206 BC-AD 25, it fell out of use in war, and by the Northern and Southern Dynasties) it was replaced in its...