Both blades signed, its koshirae fine maki-e lacquer work. Ito school tsuba and Mino Gotō style mounts.
The style typical of Kutch, the execution far above what is normally seen on work from that area.
Considered one of the best makers of naginata, he worked for the household of Fukushima Masanori.
A large Tibetan sword, known in the local language as dpa'dam.
Probably of Chinese origin, resembling some of the earliest Japanese swords in existence.
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.
The very detailed mountings are decorated with designs of Japanese spiny lobsters.
Made in the 16th century, for the warrior monks of the Hozo-in temple in Nara.
The only set of its type known to me in both private and museum collections.
Made of pasteboard, finely lacquered with roses and nightengales.
A charming Balinese keris holder in the form of Hanuman, the brave monkey king.
A what? Yes exactly. An extremely rare piece, the only example I am aware of in published collections at least.
A large gun with English flintlock mechanism, as favored by the Mirs of the Talpur court. In very good condition, with…
With markings attributing it to the Tongzhou incident and a Japanese surrender tag.
An exceedingly rare set with fine mother of pearl inlaid string board
Made of solid silver, in Qing court style. With 19th-century European import marks.
With wootz blade and the jade hilt set with small rubies.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
Of the silver overlaid type made in Mindan, with an unusual story on the blade.
All the designs being true inlay, with almost no losses.
This kind of fine work is typical for Tibetan work of the 15th-16th centuries.
With a rare, finely forged double hairpin blade.
Nice Persian dagger with fine wootz blade and unusual hilt material.
A textbook example of this rare and early type of keris.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
A fine and unusually large tsuba. Attributed to Hizen by the NBTHK.
With Tongzhi reign marks, corresponding to the year 1863.
Forged iron, swiveled stirrups with an entirely beaded frame and openwork platforms.
In the style of northern work of the 16th and 17th centuries
Thought to have been presented by the Royal House of Nepal.
A curious slashing weapon from northern Borneo.
A set of the rarer long and wide variety with very well-carved hilts and good overall finish.
With silver overlay on iron even continued on its hilt.
Its hilt overlaid with thick silver, then fire-gilt.
Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
Southern Chinese officer style saber with later inscription H.Hunt 1876.
The hilt is in the typical Marwari Rajput style, made by Ram Namar in 1857 A.D.
Probably of Southern origin, with a straight blade and flaring tip.
An exceptionally large example with a desirable three fullered blade.
Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
Fine Indian kard with gilt copper alloy hilt, decorated with chiseled flowers.
With forge folded, overlaid blade.
Peculiar shield with catching hook, used by the Santali people of Bengal.
With fine flaming pamor blade and notched "cekah redut" hilt.
Fine Mindan dha with a scene from the Ramayana on its blade.
A standard pattern Qing military saber, but with the rare addition of a label in Manchu.
With a rare single-edged blade with tight fullering.
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.
A masterpiece of the genre. The Yagami school were excellent carvers of iron.
With iron, silver overlaid hilt. Its associated scabbard features fine quillwork.