Hardware: Traditional hardware products, also called "small hardware". Refers to five metals: gold, silver, copper, iron, and tin. After manual processing, it can be made into art or metal parts such as knives and swords. In modern society, hardware is more extensive, such as hardware tools, hardware parts, daily hardware, construction hardware, and security products. Most small hardware products are not final consumer goods.
Modern hardware: refers to gold, silver, copper, iron, tin, and generally refers to metal.
Hardware: Five kinds of metals. In ancient times, it refers to five metals such as gold, silver, copper, iron, and tin, which were artificially processed into metal objects such as knives, swords, and artworks. "Wu Yue Chun Qiu" 4 "Helv Internal Biography": "Chen Wen Yue Wang Yuanchang asked Ou Yezi to make five swords, ... a Zhanlu, the hero of hardware, the essence of the sun." Press "Hanshu·Shihuzhi" "Gold, sword, tortoise, shell" note: "Gold is the five-color gold, yellow is gold, white is silver, red is copper, green is lead, and black is iron."
Han Zhao Ye "Wu Yue Chunqiu·Helv Internal Biography": "Chen Wen Yue Wang Yuanchang made Ou Yezi five swords...a Zhan Lu, the shade of hardware, the essence of the sun."
The Five Dynasties Qi Ji's "Xie Ren Hui Yao" poem: "Hardware is good fortune, and the nine chains are more refined and new." According to "Han Shu·Shi Hu Zhi 1" "Gold, Knife, Tortoise, Shell" Yan Shi Gu's Note: "Gold is the Five Colors Gold is also. Yellow is called gold, white is silver, red is copper, green is lead, and black is iron."
Sun Yat-sen's "Xingzhonghui Declaration": "Fang Jin is surrounded by strong neighbors, looking at the eagles, and coveting the wealth of Chinese hardware and the many products."
2, now also used as a general term for metal products. Such as: hardware store.
3. See "Five Zhus". Ancient coin name. A kind of elm pod money.
Jin Yuanhao asked "Continued Yi Jian Zhi · Ancient Money": "Yu Xiao, in its text, one is "hardware", the other is "five Zhu", and the word for "baht" is almost divided into two."