A fine tantō forged in the Sōshū tradition with Hon'Ami Koson sayagaki.
A masterpiece by the "cursed" smith, active in the early 16th century.
An extremely rare dagger, made in the Qing court workshops.
Called kuttom-ushbe in the local language. This one mounted in deer antler mounts.
Despite its size it is of remarkably fine workmanship.
Unusual Chinese knife with a twisted hilt with horn scales.
DescriptionAn unusual Chinese trousse set.
Unusual Chinese trousse set with "friends of winter" theme.
With fine quality jade hilt and baitong mounted scabbard.
With all silver construction, including the blade.
N.B.T.H.K. Hozon with a set of Nanban-style koshirae with signed tsuba.
With spinach green jade handle and carved buffalo horn scabbard.
Of a type used by bandits, brigands, pirates, and the like.
A luxury Ainu knife styled after the Japanese tantō.
Resembling a makiri but with the blade's edge on the opposite side.
Of a typical style used in Hokkaido in the 19th century.
A slender makiri with a bark wrapped scabbard.
An exceptionally well-carved Ainu knife.
A heavy Sin-Vietnamese fighting knife, with recently polished blade.
With fine blade in recent polish. With resting scabbard.
Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
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.
Made of blackened copper-gold alloy, finely inlaid with poems in pure gold.
With a blade with a concave edge, in stained deerhorn mounts with fine silver wire inlays.
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
With heavy pierced silver mounts in with archaic dragon designs.
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.