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Special forces of the Qing dynasty

Jianruiying (1); introduction

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An interesting pierced iron Asian export sword guard that is part of a small…


A fine Kandyan knife, or ul-pihiya, probably mid 18th century.

A chiseled iron sword guard depicting a Dutch ship with a figure on its stern.
A heavy Indian katar with substantial armor piercing blade.
A large circular Asian export sword guard with elaborate decor carved in relief…

The chilanum (or chilanam is a grace

A beautiful signed Japanese ferrule and pommel plate.
With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
With wootz handle with fine pierced pommel dome.
With influences from several cultures that are rarely seen on a single blade.
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
A large Kachin style square-ended dha in Shan style mountings.
Built around a beautifully forged blade, in full polish, revealing a burl grain…
Of very good quality for this type of weapon.
It has a narrow but sturdy blade with a springy temper.
A rather well-made example of its type.