While not as common as sword, spear, bow or gun, axe remained an important weapon in Ming arsenal. For the most part, Chinese axes are quite consistent in form, different types of axes are simply minor variations of each other.
|Drawing of a Da Fu, from 'Wu Bei Zhi (《武備志》)'.|
E Mei Qu (峨嵋鑺, lit. 'Emei axe')
|Drawing of a E Mei Qu, from 'Wu Bei Zhi (《武備志》)'.|
Feng Tou Fu (鳳頭斧, lit. 'Phoenix head axe')
|Drawing of a Feng Tou Fu, from 'Wu Bei Zhi (《武備志》)'.|