Antique weapons are appreciated by connaisseurs for their unique design and for the heroic history they stand for. One of these jewel weapons is the 18th century Chinese jade-hilted sword- The Baoteng Saber.
Created during the reign of the Qianlong emperor from 1736 to 1795, the stunning sword was auctioned for sold for the staggering price of $5.9 million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong in 2006. An item like this ties any serious collection together.
This might have been the motivation of the man who bought the ceremonial sword, along with its exclusive design, its historical relevance and its rarity. The steel-bladed Asian sword was one of 90 such weapons produced at that epoque.