From left to right – (1) a two piece kwan dao – the steel handle unscrews and separates to make packing easier; (2) Reclining Crescent style kwan dao; (3) three point-two edge; (4) so-called wushu kwan dao – lighter and shorter with flexible blade; (5) nine-ring pu dao bought from Brendan Lai’s store years ago; (6) eagle kwan dao; (7) Green Dragon style also bought from Brendan Lai’s store years ago; and (8) elephant kwan dao
I was mildly surprised to see what is certainly a cavalry trooper bearing what looks a lot like a three-point two-edge, albeit with extended edges. There was a fair amount of warfare at the end of the Five Dynasties Ten Kingdoms period around 900-950 CE. The Song or Sung Dynasty was powerful but not preeminent from 960 to 1279. I am not sure yet if these troops were contemporaries from the Jin Dynasty, Southern Song or Northern Song.