Medieval Asia

Chinese Chichak Helmet

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Designed around the 11th/12th Century, The Chichak was an attempt to create “full” head and neck protection for it's Wearers. Constructed on 3 component piece …

Japanese Zambato Sword

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Considered a “Great Sword”, The Zambato was comparable to the the European Double-Handed Great Sword. Developed in the 14th Century, this Katana-type blade to …

Japanese Namban Helmet

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In addition to the previously discussed Kabuto and Jingasa Helmets, another form of Feudal Japanese protective headgear was The Namban Helmet. Seen around the 12th and ea …

Japanese Oyumi

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Much debate among Historians has arose out of the “existence” of The Oyumi. Many feel that any “contact” with Crossbow-type weapons were from Chin …

Chinese ''Castle'' Ship

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Development started in the 5th Century A.D. in The Han Dynasty. Similar in concept to the English Cog, The Castle Ship was MUCH larger. Some documents have the original 9 …

Chinese ''Sea Hawk''

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Developed in the 10th Century, Sea Hawks were similar to battleships. Long and fast, they typically were between 150 and 200 feet long. They displaced around 100 to 150 t …

Chinese ''Flying'' Barque

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Much the same in usage as European Barques, the 11th Century Chinese version was akin to a “fast attack” vessel. Designed for speed, their unusual “skim …

Chinese Combat Junk

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The name “Junk” is the Chinese language means “boat or ship”. The common type of all-purpose vessel, they were used as transport, small Merchant, …

Japanese Negoro Gumi

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Founded in the 9th Century, The Negoro Gumi were Shingon Buddist. Unlike their fellow religious Order The Soehi, The Negoro specialized in the use of firearms. In additio …

Japanese Ronin

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Coming about in 11th Century Japan, a Ronin was a Samurai who had no “Master”. Originally looked upon as a disgrace to ones oath to “The Code of Bushido …