A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one.
Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.
With narrow blade and all brass mounts.
Named so due to their extremely heavy, bullet-shaped arrowheads.
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
The work nice and crisp, the execution has a naturalistic charm to it.
An old bronze hilt in the shape of chilanum hilts.
Of a type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.
Of a type that is strongly associated with the Vijayanagara empire.
Modeled after the Chinese "guan dao", made of lacquered wood.
A type of long keris often described as "execution keris".
A chiseled iron sword guard depicting a Dutch ship with a figure on its stern.
A beautiful signed Japanese ferrule and pommel plate.
An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.
A rare set of twin knives in a single scabbard.
With finer forge folded blade than most of its type.
Depicting the golden cat, representing the 6th military rank.
Of very good quality for this type of weapon.
A south Indian saber carrying the name "Sri Bhima Nayak".
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
A sikin panjang with a triple golden crown.
An interesting pierced iron Asian export sword guard that is part of a small group of guards that
With heavy pierced silver mounts in with archaic dragon designs.
Used in a target archery sport that was originally practiced in the Keraton.
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 heavy Indian katar with substantial armor piercing blade.
A rather well-made example of its type.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
A rare example with pattern welded blade, retaining its original scabbard.
An earlier example with an iconographic hilt.
A substantial example, of elegant form, with a complex grooved blade.
With intricately carved ivory hilt depicting a demon on a horse.
With elaborately pierced and chiseled hilt.
With markings attributing it to Jalore.
With wootz blade, and silver overlaid hilt that was finished with fire-gilding.
With charming zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
A massive example weighing just over 800 grams. With scabbard.
With a hidden compartment for a small utility knife.
Entirely clad in silver and with a differentially heat treated blade.
It has a narrow but sturdy blade with a springy temper.
The hilt inlaid with silver, once blued for added contrast.
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
With elaborately pierced and chased silver scabbard.
With heavy silver mounts, pierced and chiseled.
Thought to have been presented by the Royal House of Nepal.
Used to move imperial orders from the emperor’s quarters to the recipient.
Made in the Four Workshops of the King of Kandy.
An outstanding example with very fine silver and moth-of-pearl work.
The style typical for royal katar made under Maharao Ram Singh.
With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
A fine Chinese straightsword blade, of typical Qing form with a rather wide profile.