Also called klewang sasak by Indonesian collectors.
Chinese civilian martial artists used a wide variety of weapons.
The Island of Taiwan was briefly under Dutch colonial rule in the 17th cen
Inspired by "Kanton-tsuba", Chinese sword guards from the royal workshops in Beijing that were traded through the port…
Sets with a knife and chopsticks -and sometimes some other utensils- were co
The elite of the Qing dynasty was Manchu, who before taking over China fro
Unusually large and with all-metal handle that opens with a screw.
A saber that is peculiar to the southern part of the island of Borneo.
A rare Chinese officer's saber of the 17th century.
The Dayak people of Borneo used two to three meter long bl
Presented in this article is a Tibetan eight-plate helmet w
A magnificent example of a Vietnamese ceremonial saber, or guőm.
The Japanese kusarigama is a variation of the gama, a scythe-like weapon that
Chinese "tiger forks" or hǔchā (虎叉) are one of th
A Japanese volume from the 唐土訓蒙圖彚 or "Illustrated Encyclopedia of Things Ch
Japanese sword fittings that exhibit foreign influence are today commonly c
From the collection of Dr. Leo Figiel.
With a hilt that is of typical southern form, with a cupped base and langets.
The blade features a sunken panel with very finely chiseled "tree of life" motiff of small leaves.
An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.
A classic example of the 16th century.
With paddle-shaped blade associated with the Nggela Islands.
This very well-made box is entirely made of wootz steel.
With tapering blade, hollow ground on each side to make the edges slightly sharper.
Perhaps one of the most famous and long-lived of Chinese weapons.
The yaodao, literally "waist saber" was the standard side-arm for
The dpa'dam of Tibet is a long, single edged swor
With a curved hollow ground blade with a narrow dorsal groove and false backedge.
Referring to the wavy patterns on the midsection of the silver scabbard.
This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
The Chinese saber comes in a great variety of curvatures, profiles, and wi
The terms peidao or yaodao are synonyms that were in use
It comes with its complete set of fittings in a thick gauge of báitóng.
This sword is part of a group of very similar swords.
A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one.
A north Indian bichuwa dagger with recurved blade and richly decorated hilt.
In Chinese military culture, there has long been a distinc
With overlays of vegetal motifs alternated with animals, actual and mythical.
A nice Balkan Ottoman dagger of a type called hançer
With wootz blade and wootz Hindu basket hilt
This one is for the connoisseur of blades.
The khanda represents one of the oldest forms of Indian sword
With an estimated draw weight of 160-200 pounds.
Called khiên in Vietnamese.
Pellet bows and crossbows have a long history in China.
Introduction to the type
This type of sword is referred to as zhibe
An early type of Korean soldier's helmet.
The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords p
With ce rong or "open ravines" pattern of zig-zag lines in the steel.
Late 18th century, complete with its original scabbard.
With massive 10mm thick blade with strong distal taper.