An old bronze hilt in the shape of chilanum hilts.
Of a type that is strongly associated with the Vijayanagara empire.
With beautifully shaped blade and fine, elaborately chiseled hilt.
With elaborately pierced and chiseled hilt.
With wootz blade, and silver overlaid hilt that was finished with fire-gilding.
A substantial example, of elegant form, with a complex grooved blade.
Indian loop hilted dagger are generally called bichuwa (बिछुवा )
A very heavy Manchu bow used for strength training and military examinations.
For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
A short-eared composite bow with an iron hinge in the handle so it folds upon itself.
Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
Used in a target archery sport that was originally practiced in the Keraton.
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
Made in the Four Workshops of the King of Kandy.
With classic cinnabar red, yellow, green and black lacquered decoration.
A sinew-backed bow with rather nice lacquer work.
Fitted with facetted armor-piercing bodkins type arrowheads.
Light and slender arrows with small metal tips, optimized for long-distance shooting.
Named so due to their extremely heavy, bullet-shaped arrowheads.
From the same set, but with a variety of different arrowheads.
Fitted with strong, facetted armor-piercing heads.
With fairly large broadheads, painted tails and bulbous nocks.
A south Indian saber carrying the name "Sri Bhima Nayak".
A very rare example of a type of all-leather tube quiver that was used by Mongols and Tibetans of
With straight blade and two opposing Yali chiseled out of the forte of the blade.
Thought to have been presented by the Royal House of Nepal.
Of the 19th century, with fine pierced scabbard mouthpiece.
Modeled after the Chinese "guan dao", made of lacquered wood.
With Persian inspired blade in Hindu basket hilt, both of fine wootz.
With markings suggesting it was a wedding gift, presented in 1832.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
Depicting the golden cat, representing the 6th military rank.
With heavy silver mounts, pierced and chiseled.
Entirely clad in silver and with a differentially heat treated blade.
The style typical for royal katar made under Maharao Ram Singh.
The hilt inlaid with silver, once blued for added contrast.
Of a style that fell out of use with the fall of the Qing.
With fine overlaid blade this area was known for.
With silver-clad scabbard executed in their typical style.
An impressive example with true inlays in silver in the hilt.
Its blade portraying the story of one of the previous lives of Guatama Buddha.
A typical example, complete with lacquered scabbard.
A rarer configuration, normally mounted with brass in this period. With a chrome-plated blade.
From the Ming-Qing transition period, with many typical Ming features.
A short, stout Chinese straightsword of a type used by village defenses across the empire.
A peculiar Chinese dadao with markings attributing it to a Hui army or battallion.
With high-contrast wootz blade and fine damascening in two tones of gold.
A rare example with pattern welded blade, retaining its original scabbard.
With narrow blade and all brass mounts.
A nice example that can serve as a benchmark to help date others.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
With elaborately pierced and chased silver scabbard.