A very crisp and complete example of its type.
A small Korean knife called eunjangdo, literally "
The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords peculiar to t
A large Chinese double handed falchion of a form that is both related to th
A rather well-made example of its type.
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
The Yi or Nuosuo people are known as Lolo in early Western ethnographic wr
Undulating bilah blade of eleven luk.
The Island of Taiwan was briefly under Dutch colonial rule in the 17th cen
It has a solid pale green jade hilt that is fitted to a silver collar-piece.
A good set of the first half of the 19th century, with large and rather heavy, forge folded blades.
An antique set of scabbard fittings for a Chinese saber, probably second ha
Many Mongols, the Khalkas in particular, had close ties with the Manchu ru
A nice example of a rare, shorter carbine sized Tibetan matchlock musket.
A nice example of a rare type of weapon from the Sinhalese arsenal.
With blackened iron panels with decorative borders carved in relief.
The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords p
In a style associated with Maharao Raja Ram Singh.
A south Indian spearhead with a thick double-edged, symmetrical leaf-shaped
With lunette pommel of ivory plates.
A serious weapon with a very good blade and heavy plating.
The work nice and crisp, the execution has a naturalistic charm to it.
A classic Japanese ship tsuba with a motif called “kazeh
Its decoration consists of fantastic designs of various animals, mythical and existing.
A very fine Malay matchlock or "satingar" with Indo-Portuguese style luck.
Many Asian export sword guards, and later Japanese guards inspired by them
A fine Chinese straightsword blade, of typical Qing form with a rather wide profile.
Short but substantial, with its protruding tip it's rather mace-like.
A large and rather interesting Chinese jian dating from the Chines
With differential heat-treatment, creating a cloudy crystalline effect along the edge.
An unusual piece: Jian with these mountings are usually of the long type, o
With leaf-shaped blade with strong ribbed feature on either side.
Korean ceremonial sabers of the Joseon dynasty are pretty
The design, overlaid in silver, gold, and copper, over a crosshatched background shows dragon amongst clouds.
What are today known as "Ezo fittings" are a style of Japanese sword mount
A fairly unusual piece, of eight-lobed design.
An interesting little sword guard, of fairly simple form w
A set of two interesting guards of unusual form.
Of forms derived from Chinese prototypes.
Japanese designs derived off "canton tsuba".
The archetypical Chinese sword guard of the 17th century.
Products of Asian maritime trade in the 17th-18th centuries.
Of superior quality manufacture, combining a mix of European and Ottoman taste.
From approximately the 5th to 3rd century B.C.
Of a type referred to as byeolungeom, "sword used by king’s guard officials".
With markings attributing it to Jalore.
A large imported "Canton" sword guard with paired dragons chasing a jewel.
The import of foreign sword guards like those from China into Japan through marit
This guard, at first sight, appears very Japanese in overall style, theme, and ex
A very good example of a Tibetan dpa'dam in its archetypical form.
The katar is made of wootz steel and comes from Bikaner.
Of the Royal Workshops of the Kingdom of Khandy.