With triple tiered golden crown with enamel decor.
Miaodao simply being a more recent name for the wodao.
A large Tibetan sword or dpa'dam, representing its classic form.
Accomplished by bending the edge up and down alternately and polishing it smooth again.
Made of a single piece of ivory, with a kneeling figure in its base.
With beautiful pierced ironwork scabbard.
The grip made of a single piece, worked in high relief.
Signed by its maker Haci Gavsî, and its decorator Tevfik.
A number of downsized Indian toradar with such lavish inl
Cochinchina, second half of the 18th century.
The Vietnamese matchlock musket is called called sung
Built around an excellent sanmei blade.
Ornate Vietnamese guőm (
An unusual Vietnamese officer saber of the 19th century, with an all-horn hilt.
Probably from the late Kandyan period.
From my personal collection.
An impressively large kasthāné, dating from the 18th century.
With Daoist talisman and Longquan markings.
A very fine, long and slender example with elaborate golden damascening.
With a shield that reminds of Deccan cuirasses.
Most antique Vietnamese sabers on the mar
Its silver scabbard richly decorated in churi chenm style or "wavy pattern".
In excavated condition. Probably 14th or 15th century.
The Chinese straightsword or jian (劍) was the
As a non-military weapon, not much was written about Chin
One of the most iconic of Chinese weapons, commonly known as "Guandao"
The dadao is the iconic weapon of republican
The curved, single handed saber was introduced into China
Yet another type that I had not yet seen before.
Showing the strong Japanese influence on Vietnamese sword making of the time.
With triple grooves and in heavy silver mountings.
The peidao (佩刀) or yaodao (腰刀)
With mountings of meticulously worked copper with silver overlays
With rare raised backedge.
The dha is the national sword of Myanmar (a.k.a.
With captured French blade, ground down to fit.
With heavy mounts executed in silver.
With a five-clawed imperial dragon chasing the pearl of wisdom.
Most Chinese swords and sabers are made with a hard high carbon steel
Presented in this article is a somewhat rare example of a purely practical Vietna
Flails derived off farming tools were used since antiquity
Kard (Persian: کرد ) daggers are fou
The ridged and facetted blade shape that is so well known
From the Aceh region, described locally as peudeueng peusangan with a "hulu meu apet" or Indian styled basket hilt.
A rare Philippine fighting knife, probably from Luzon island. It has a very well-made blade.
In emerald green scabbard and with fan case.
The sword of the tribes living in and near the Khyber pass.
Representing the height of the sword maker's art of its period.
A quiver of the late Qing dynasty.
A late Qing dynasty niuweidao (牛尾刀) or "oxtail sa
While the Chinese are hailed for inventing gunpowder and the