It was collected by Laurens Langewis, an early 20th-century ethnographer and author.
A very rare type of dagger that originates from the borderlands of Eastern Tibet and Sichuan.
With characteristic bulb pommel and silver plating on hilt and scabbard.
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
With heavy pierced silver mounts in with archaic dragon designs.
With all silver construction, including the blade.
With carved hardwood grips. Complete with pigskin scabbard.
A small Korean knife called eunjangdo, literally "
A fine example with mother-or-pearl decorated hilt and scabbard.
It has a solid pale green jade hilt that is fitted to a silver collar-piece.
Many Mongols, the Khalkas in particular, had close ties with the Manchu ru
From approximately the 5th to 3rd century B.C.
The Island of Taiwan was briefly under Dutch colonial rule in the 17th cen
Sets with a knife and chopsticks -and sometimes some other utensils- were co
With the relatively rare feature of a raised backedge.
Sets with a knife and chopsticks and sometimes some other utensils were co
Of a type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.
Accomplished by bending the edge up and down alternately and polishing it smooth again.
In emerald green scabbard and with fan case.