A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
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".
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
An exceptionally large example with a desirable three fullered blade.
A large gun with English flintlock mechanism, as favored by the Mirs of the Talpur court. In very good condition, with…
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
Thought to have been presented by the Royal House of Nepal.
With iron, silver overlaid hilt. Its associated scabbard features fine quillwork.
A by-knife for a Japanese sword, with a hilt shaped like a sword tang.
Of nice quality, with unusual openwork silver bolster with serapendiya.
With carved horn hilt and characteristic finger guard.
Of the chopper variety, with a finely carved ivory hilt.
With fine twist-core pamor and carved wooden scabbard.
With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
The only set of its type known to me in both private and museum collections.
Found in excavated condition, published with results of c-14 and XRF analysis.
Built around an imported blade, with a human head shaped pommel.
Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
Its outer surface is decorated with interlocking swastikas and family crests.
A peculiar tsuba with a depiction of Bodhidharma and two dragon chasing a pearl.
A standard pattern Qing military saber, but with the rare addition of a label in Manchu.
Executed in "nanban style" openwork with chiseled and gold-encrusted peonies.
Broad bladed example with horn hilt and engraved blade.
Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
A robust and heavy example, crafted with care.
A rare type of dagger from South Kalimantan, loosely based on Islamic daggers seen worn by traders.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
This peculiar sword was used by the Garo people of Assam for fighting, clearing the jungle, and animal sacrifices.
A fine and unusually large tsuba. Attributed to Hizen by the NBTHK.
Nice and complete example with talisman basket. Probably 20th century.
Rare double-edged shortsword of the Ifugao of northern Luzon.
Very rare subtype of a Khond tribal axe with double points.
The very detailed mountings are decorated with designs of Japanese spiny lobsters.
A textbook example of this rare and early type of keris.
A curious slashing weapon from northern Borneo.
Of the silver overlaid type made in Mindan, with an unusual story on the blade.
A beautiful black coral hilted example, made in the King's workshops.
Made of pasteboard, finely lacquered with roses and nightengales.
These handsome daggers were worn by the nomadic Hadendoa people, their name has been interpreted as meaning "Lion Clan".
An enigmatic type of axe, this one probably from tribal north India.
Peculiar shield with catching hook, used by the Santali people of Bengal.
With markings attributing it to the Tongzhou incident and a Japanese surrender tag.
Fine German hunting flintlock with captured Ottoman barrel.
Silk horse mask from the Xianbei ruled dynasty which ruled northern China from 386 to 534 A.D.
Of a style often associated with Tanjore, the seat of the Vijayanagara empire.
Japanese sword guard depicting three wise monkeys conveying the message see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.