Flails derived off farming tools were used since antiquity
With a five-clawed imperial dragon chasing the pearl of wisdom.
As a non-military weapon, not much was written about Chin
Of a type worn among others by the Valiant Cavalry.
Used to move imperial orders from the emperor’s quarters to the recipient.
An early type of Korean soldier's helmet.
In Chinese military culture, there has long been a distinc
With tapering blade, hollow ground on each side to make the edges slightly sharper.
A Japanese volume from the 唐土訓蒙圖彚 or "Illustrated Encyclopedia of Things Ch
The Japanese kusarigama is a variation of the gama, a scythe-like weapon that
IntroductionChinese civilian martial artists used a wide variety of weapons.
Unusual set of paired Chinese maces of good workmanship.
With large dragon head collar piece.
A forked mace with cast ornament in the middle of the cross guard.
An extremely rare sleeveless vest from the Ming-Qing transition period.
With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
The famous tiger faced rattan shield as used by Chinese skirmishers.
Depicting the golden cat, representing the 6th military rank.
Executed in the Tibetan style, exhibiting dragons in foliage chasing flaming jewels.
Japanese mail set, with small ring vest and coif sewn to a thick cotton undergarment.
Worked in repousse, possibly once part of an ornamental piece of armor.
A Chinese traditional hidden striking weapon, this time executed in the "white copper" alloy.
Called suàntóu gǔduǒ in Mandarin, with characteristic brass head.
A highly unusual set of paired maces with crescent tips.
This one has the early, peaked form and is signed by its maker.
A striking battle helmet from the Momoyama period of 1568-1600 A.D.
A pair of Samurai shin protectors finished with Dutch "goudleer".
A large Chinese rattan shield called tengpai, used by special front-line troops.
A heavily executed Chinese carrying pole that was used as a weapon.
A Chinese "sword breaker" with the rarer, bamboo-sectioned rod.
Silk horse mask from the Xianbei ruled dynasty which ruled northern China from 386 to 534 A.D.
Literally "skull splitter", more widely known as kabutowari; "helmet splitter." An excellent example, one of the best…
Forged iron, swiveled stirrups with an entirely beaded frame and openwork platforms.
Made of solid silver, in Qing court style. With 19th-century European import marks.
As worn by Southern Chinese military and militiamen.
DescriptionAn old Chinese conical helmet of a type that militiamen and foot soldiers wor
The archetype Chinese bamboo helmet that is often seen on early photos.
The hat traditionally worn by Beijingese gentlemen.
In black and gold urushi lacquer, with fine mother-of-pearl inlays with aquatic landscapes on both sides.
Very heavy armor, made for business.
A nice example with unusually fine lacquerwork and a monogram in the lid.
Each plate with raised rib, the visor embossed with simulated eyebrows.
With scenes of pine trees and three drawers.
Mounted on a custom hardwood stand
Resist-dyed cotton in white and indigo, with three fans mon.