Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
Made in Canton, China, for the Japanese market.
As worn by Southern Chinese military and militiamen.
With carved horn hilt and characteristic finger guard.
Executed in "nanban style" openwork with chiseled and gold-encrusted peonies.
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
Made of iron, shaped as a gourd, with silver overlay.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
A by-knife for a Japanese sword, with a hilt shaped like a sword tang.
A peculiar tsuba with a depiction of Bodhidharma and two dragon chasing a pearl.
Of a type likely produced by the Shan people and traded widely in the region.
A simple utilitarian weapon, probably made for rural martial artists or militia.
DescriptionAn old Chinese conical helmet of a type that militiamen and foot soldiers wor
Its outer surface is decorated with interlocking swastikas and family crests.
A rare type of dagger from South Kalimantan, loosely based on Islamic daggers seen worn by traders.
The thick and heavy blade is marked with a script that has yet to be identified.
In excavated condition, with copper alloy hilt.
With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
Built around an imported blade, with a human head shaped pommel.
A robust and heavy example, crafted with care.
Chinese work for the Japanese market.
Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
Rare double-edged shortsword of the Ifugao of northern Luzon.
An enigmatic type of axe, this one probably from tribal north India.
Broad bladed example with horn hilt and engraved blade.
Found in excavated condition, published with results of c-14 and XRF analysis.
Nice and complete example with talisman basket. Probably 20th century.
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
Fine silver overlaid dha made in Mindan village, south of Mandalay, gained fame in the 19th century.
A beautiful signed Japanese ferrule and pommel plate.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
These handsome daggers were worn by the nomadic Hadendoa people, their name has been interpreted as meaning "Lion Clan".
Inspired by uchigatana brought into Vietnam by Japanese refugees who settled along the coast.
With forward swept iron guard and swollen grip.
Japanese sword guard depicting three wise monkeys conveying the message see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.
One of the rarest forms of dha, with a hilt and scabbard carved like a bird.
Canton work for the Japanese market, with 28 metal balls in separate compartments.
Of nice quality, with unusual openwork silver bolster with serapendiya.
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
Wide-bladed pair with eccentric hilt features. Complete with scabbard.
With all silver construction, including the blade.
Very rare subtype of a Khond tribal axe with double points.
Of a style often associated with Tanjore, the seat of the Vijayanagara empire.
Of the chopper variety, with a finely carved ivory hilt.
In the style of a Malay keris panjang.
A beautiful black coral hilted example, made in the King's workshops.
Fine work and one of the very few enamelled tsuba by this maker.