Of the Western Buryats, living near the shores of Lake Baikal.
A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one.
An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.
With markings attributing it to Jalore.
The work nice and crisp, the execution has a naturalistic charm to it.
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
It has a narrow but sturdy blade with a springy temper.
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
A beautiful signed Japanese ferrule and pommel plate.
Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
A chiseled iron sword guard depicting a Dutch ship with a figure on its stern.
An interesting pierced iron Asian export sword guard that is part of a small group of guards that
A very fine specimen with VOC blade and ruby-set scabbard.
An outstanding example with very fine silver and moth-of-pearl work.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
With a hidden compartment for a small utility knife.
An exceptionally large example with silver-clad scabbard.
With heavy pierced silver mounts in with archaic dragon designs.
Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
With narrow blade and all brass mounts.
A rare example with pattern welded blade, retaining its original scabbard.
With markings suggesting it was a wedding gift, presented in 1832.
Modeled after the Chinese "guan dao", made of lacquered wood.
A very rare example of a type of all-leather tube quiver that was used by Mongols and Tibetans of
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
Used in a target archery sport that was originally practiced in the Keraton.
With wootz blade, and silver overlaid hilt that was finished with fire-gilding.
With elaborately pierced and chiseled hilt.
With beautifully shaped blade and fine, elaborately chiseled hilt.
Named so after the two ridges that are formed on the bi-fullered blade.
One of Europe's rarest gun types. A fine example, with mother of pearl inlaid stock.
A large gun with English flintlock mechanism, as favored by the Mirs of the Talpur court. In very good condition, with…
Called sung hoả mai in Vietnamese, with baitong lock.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
A bronze processional piece with reign marks attributing it to the year 1864.
Constructed out of dense hardwood and with fine mother-of-pearl inlays in the Vietnamese fashion.
Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
A Chinese sword guard from the 18th century with a Buddhist mantra in lantsa script.
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
On a sturdy, user-grade blade with temper line.
A charming and somewhat unusual example of a Thai dáap (ดาบ).
With engraved spine and unusual all brass pommel.
A 19th-century piece with a simple blade but nicely carved hilt.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
With wide blade and a two-tone hilt in cattle bone and wood, capped with brass.
With a heavy blade of elegant slender form. Complete with tools.
Its scabbard with 12 pockets, with 10 of the items remaining.
The scabbard carved as to closely mimic a tooled leather scabbard.
The famous sidearm of the headhunters of Borneo.