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Swords and spears of the Wu 吴 (capital present day Suzhou/Jiangyin, Jiangsu province) and Yue 越 (capital present day Shaoxing, Zhejiang province) Kingdoms. Widely believed that China's best swords came from these two kingdoms during the Spring and Autumn period, circa 500 BC.

Wu Fuchai spearhead 吴王夫差矛

The inscription is 吴王夫差自乍用矛 (Wu King Fuchai personal spear)

Near the end of the Spring and Autumn Period, 500 BC.

29.5cm long, 5.5cm wide.

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Wu Fuchai spearhead 吴王夫差矛

The inscription is 吴王夫差自乍用矛 (Wu King Fuchai personal spear)

Near the end of the Spring and Autumn Period, 500 BC.

29.5cm long, 5.5cm wide.

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Wu (Ming)Guang sword 吴王光剑

The inscription is 攻敔王光自乍用剑台战戊人 (Wu King Guang personal sword, used in war against the people of the Yue Kingdom)

Near the end of the Spring and Autumn Period, 500 BC.

54cm long, 5cm wide.

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Yue Goujian sword 越王勾践剑

The inscription is 越王鸠浅自乍用剑 (Yue King Goujian personal sword)

Near the end of the Spring and Autumn Period, 500 BC.

55.6cm long, 5cm wide.

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