Bronze Dagger
Way of the Sword: Warrior Traditions in China and Italy (1)
Lady Yues’s Sword Discourse
Avar Straight Edge Sabre
Anonymous
Way of the Sword: Warrior Traditions in China and Italy (2)
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The parallel development is presented through the eyes of three expert curators

The sword is an obsolete weapon, yet it still holds a romantic passion and fascination in our society today. An exhibition at Tai Kwun explored the parallel development of both the sword and swordsmanship in China and Italy. 

The exhibit traced sword culture through classical, medieval, and early modern history using historical objects, original art, ancient swords, replicas, photographs, scrolls and contemporary paintings, alongside timelines and helpful descriptions that created a narrative theme for both cultures. Centuries-old manuscripts provided detailed instructions on martial arts and how warriors were trained in mediaeval times.  

The show was a thoroughly entertaining education on sword culture presented by experts who shared their knowledge of swordsmanship.