With a five-clawed imperial dragon chasing the pearl of wisdom.
Iron chopsticks that combine as a kogai, with silver inlaid Paulownia mon.
With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.
Large example with gold and silver overlay.
A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one, converted for Japanese use.
Worked in repousse, possibly once part of an ornamental piece of armor.
Asian sword guard of unknown origin, modified in Japan.
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.
Made in Canton, China, for the Japanese market.
As worn by Southern Chinese military and militiamen.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
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.
Made of iron, shaped as a gourd, with silver overlay.
A fairly unusual piece, of eight-lobed design.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
A by-knife for a Japanese sword, with a hilt shaped like a sword tang.
Also known as Kwanto-gata, with two facing dragon chasing a pearl.
As a non-military weapon, not much was written about Chin
Despite its size it is of remarkably fine workmanship.
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.
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.
Unusual Chinese knife with a twisted hilt with horn scales.
DescriptionAn old Chinese conical helmet of a type that militiamen and foot soldiers wor
A rather good example of a Japanese-made nanban tsuba.
A near round tsuba with beaded rim depicting two dragons in vegetal scrollwork.
A heavy, well-made piece that was probably a military issue.
A small Korean knife called eunjangdo, literally "
A very rare variety of the Chinese repeating crossbow that shoots large pellets.
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.
For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
The archetype Chinese bamboo helmet that is often seen on early photos.