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