An exceedingly rare set with fine mother of pearl inlaid string board
In excavated condition, with copper alloy hilt.
With forge folded, overlaid blade.
With forward swept iron guard and swollen grip.
With a rare single-edged blade with tight fullering.
Nice Persian dagger with fine wootz blade and unusual hilt material.
With a rare, finely forged double hairpin blade.
DescriptionAn old Chinese conical helmet of a type that militiamen and foot soldiers wor
As worn by Southern Chinese military and militiamen.
Probably of Southern origin, with a straight blade and flaring tip.
In the style of northern work of the 16th and 17th centuries
Chinese work for the Japanese market.
Canton work for the Japanese market, with 28 metal balls in separate compartments.
Made in Canton, China, for the Japanese market.
Made of solid silver, in Qing court style. With 19th-century European import marks.
Probably of Chinese origin, resembling some of the earliest Japanese swords in existence.
Forged iron, swiveled stirrups with an entirely beaded frame and openwork platforms.
This kind of fine work is typical for Tibetan work of the 15th-16th centuries.
A set of the rarer long and wide variety with very well-carved hilts and good overall finish.
Wide-bladed pair with eccentric hilt features. Complete with scabbard.
Southern Chinese officer style saber with later inscription H.Hunt 1876.
Made of iron, shaped as a gourd, with silver overlay.
A simple utilitarian weapon, probably made for rural martial artists or militia.
With Tongzhi reign marks, corresponding to the year 1863.
Both blades signed, its koshirae fine maki-e lacquer work. Ito school tsuba and Mino Gotō style mounts.
A charming Balinese keris holder in the form of Hanuman, the brave monkey king.
Its hilt overlaid with thick silver, then fire-gilt.
Considered one of the best makers of naginata, he worked for the household of Fukushima Masanori.
The style typical of Kutch, the execution far above what is normally seen on work from that area.
Made in the 16th century, for the warrior monks of the Hozo-in temple in Nara.
A what? Yes exactly. An extremely rare piece, the only example I am aware of in published collections at least.
All the designs being true inlay, with almost no losses.
With wootz blade and the jade hilt set with small rubies.
Fine Indian kard with gilt copper alloy hilt, decorated with chiseled flowers.
The hilt is in the typical Marwari Rajput style, made by Ram Namar in 1857 A.D.
Inspired by uchigatana brought into Vietnam by Japanese refugees who settled along the coast.
With silver overlay on iron even continued on its hilt.
Fine Mindan dha with a scene from the Ramayana on its blade.
Fine silver overlaid dha made in Mindan village, south of Mandalay, gained fame in the 19th century.
One of the rarest forms of dha, with a hilt and scabbard carved like a bird.
The thick and heavy blade is marked with a script that has yet to be identified.
Of a type likely produced by the Shan people and traded widely in the region.
A large Tibetan sword, known in the local language as dpa'dam.
With fine flaming pamor blade and notched "cekah redut" hilt.
A masterpiece of the genre. The Yagami school were excellent carvers of iron.
Fine work and one of the very few enamelled tsuba by this maker.
In the style of a Malay keris panjang.