With a five-clawed imperial dragon chasing the pearl of wisdom.
Iron chopsticks that combine as a kogai, with silver inlaid Paulownia mon.
Large example with gold and silver overlay.
With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.
A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one, converted for Japanese use.
Asian sword guard of unknown origin, modified in Japan.
Worked in repousse, possibly once part of an ornamental piece of armor.
Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.
This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
Carved out of copper alloy with details highlighted in gold.
As worn by Southern Chinese military and militiamen.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
Made in Canton, China, for the Japanese market.
Of a type used by bandits, brigands, pirates, and the like.
The work nice and crisp, the execution has a naturalistic charm to it.
A classic Japanese ship tsuba with a motif called “kazeh
Unusual piece with depiction of a foreign figure.
Executed in "nanban style" openwork with chiseled and gold-encrusted peonies.
A double-edged samurai tool with morbid origins.
At first sight, this may look like a miniature version of a standard Qing s
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
A fairly unusual piece, of eight-lobed design.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
Made of iron, shaped as a gourd, with silver overlay.
Despite its size it is of remarkably fine workmanship.
Also known as Kwanto-gata, with two facing dragon chasing a pearl.
A by-knife for a Japanese sword, with a hilt shaped like a sword tang.
As a non-military weapon, not much was written about Chin
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
One of his classic designs, signed by the maker.
A peculiar tsuba with a depiction of Bodhidharma and two dragon chasing a pearl.
Executed in gold and silver on a shakudō nanako base, with golden back.
A heavy, well-made piece that was probably a military issue.
Of a type likely produced by the Shan people and traded widely in the region.
Nice plain dha as used in Yunnan, Burma, and northern Thailand. Complete with baldric.
A simple utilitarian weapon, probably made for rural martial artists or militia.
A very rare variety of the Chinese repeating crossbow that shoots large pellets.
Unusual Chinese knife with a twisted hilt with horn scales.
A rather good example of a Japanese-made nanban tsuba.
A near round tsuba with beaded rim depicting two dragons in vegetal scrollwork.
A small Korean knife called eunjangdo, literally "
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.
Tetsugendo school. Round plate with discoid cross-section, chiseled with dragons.
Of a type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.
Pierced and chiseled showing an 18th century European vessel.