Chinese sword guards in Japan

Fine Chinese ironwork is very rare, probably because collecting culture in China itself was purged in the 1960s, and…

27 July 2020

Why antique arms?

A question I am frequently asked by outsiders: Why are you into antique arms? Let me elaborate. Antiques in general,…

20 May 2020

Antique archery equipment

The Baltimore show is canceled and travel banned, so I will be staying at home for the foreseeable future. Instead, I…

16 March 2020

Baltimore Antique Arms Fair

A little update on the goings at Mandarin Mansion. Baltimore! March 21-22 I will be present at the Baltimore Arms…

09 March 2020