Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation, took many mortal shapes, or "avatar"
With fine blade, of liuyedao form with a gentle curvature.
Arguably one of the most beautiful forms of daggers, c
Used to move imperial orders from the emperor’s quarters to the recipient.
The khanda represents one of the oldest forms of Indian sword
The talwar or talvār (Hindi) is
With a substantial, quality blade.
Possibly made in Gujarat and eventually incorporated in the Bikaner armory
A rare Ottoman bow that has seen better days.
Of the Western Buryats, living near the shores of Lake Baikal.
An interesting Tibetan shortsword with acute point.
An Ottoman bichaq, literally "knife", shaped like a yata
The slender blade is made of flawless wootz steel in boldly contrasting shades of silver and dark grey.
A large south Indian spearhead called sang, sanku
With the relatively rare feature of a raised backedge.
Of a type worn among others by the Valiant Cavalry.
With narrow liuyedao blades of moderate curvature.
Also known as pedang lurus.
Sets with a knife and chopsticks and sometimes some other utensils were co
The Manchu rulers of the Qing dynasty (1644 - 1912) originated in northeas
The handle covered with gold damascening.
Of the Malabar coast, South India.
An Ottoman bichaq, literally "knife", shaped like
With inscription that reads: Raja Pagaruyung or "ruler of Pagaruyung".
Presented is an excellent set of deluxe double straightswor
In the Ottoman-Habsburg wars of the 16th century,
A Chinese waist saber or yaodao / peidao of the first half of the 18th century.
The Chinese straightsword or jiàn (劍) was traditi
An honest, unpretentious fighting weapon of the Ming-Qing period.
The main disadvantage of early firearms was the long time it took to reload them.
Most Chinese sword blades were made with a high-carbon steel plate exposed
With openwork brass mounts in early imperial style.
Chiseled in the blade is “勅今” which could either mean "imperial order" or "Daoist magic command".
Iron tsuba with raised motifs and a separate rim.
An iron openwork guard two dragons chasing a flaming pearl.
A near round tsuba with beaded rim depicting two dragons in vegetal scrollwork.
A robust Chinese or Vietnamese sword guard of rare form, probably imported into Japan by Dutch or Chinese merchants.
A rather good example of a Japanese-made nanban tsuba.
This type of axe was part of the standard equipment of the
A very good Vietnamese ceremonial kiem of the Nguyen dynasty.
With chevron patterned blade of alternating types of steel.
At first sight, this may look like a miniature version of a standard Qing s
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.