An English rifle that was built around an 18th-century Ottoman barrel of the finest quality.
Of a type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.
Of the Western Buryats, living near the shores of Lake Baikal.
Used to move imperial orders from the emperor’s quarters to the recipient.
A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one.
An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.
The katar is made of wootz steel and comes from Bikaner.
With markings attributing it to Jalore.
A fine Chinese straightsword blade, of typical Qing form with a rather wide profile.
The work nice and crisp, the execution has a naturalistic charm to it.
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
A rather well-made example of its type.
It has a narrow but sturdy blade with a springy temper.
Of very good quality for this type of weapon.
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
With wootz handle with fine pierced pommel dome.
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 heavy Indian katar with substantial armor piercing blade.
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 sikin panjang with a triple golden crown.
A type of long keris often described as "execution keris".
A very fine specimen, complete with ruby-set scabbard.
A massive example weighing just over 800 grams. With scabbard.
With carved stone handles and superb workmanship in silver and mother-of-pearl.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
An earlier example with an iconographic hilt.
A rare set of twin knives in a single scabbard.
With a fine wootz blade with a pronounced center ridge.
With a connection to local royalty in Jinchuan, Sichuan province.
With charming zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
With intricately carved ivory hilt depicting a demon on a horse.
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.
Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.
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 finer forge folded blade than most of its type.
With elaborately pierced and chased silver scabbard.
With narrow blade and all brass mounts.
A rare example with pattern welded blade, retaining its original scabbard.
The hilt inlaid with silver, once blued for added contrast.
The style typical for royal katar made under Maharao Ram Singh.
Entirely clad in silver and with a differentially heat treated blade.
With heavy silver mounts, pierced and chiseled.
Depicting the golden cat, representing the 6th military rank.
With markings suggesting it was a wedding gift, presented in 1832.