Chinese Swords and Swordsmanship: Qing New Army Sabers
"After the Qing Defeat in the Sino-Japanese War, steps were taken to modernize the Chinese military. Yuan Shikai was tasked with organizing the New Army with the aid of German advisors. In addition to adopting new uniforms, modern rifles, machine guns and cannon, they also adopted a European Military style saber. This video looks at five examples of these late Qing sabers and the history that lead up to their use."