A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
Of a type used by bandits, brigands, pirates, and the like.
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
Despite its size it is of remarkably fine workmanship.
Unusual Chinese knife with a twisted hilt with horn scales.
A small Korean knife called eunjangdo, literally "
Of a type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.
DescriptionAn unusual Chinese trousse set.
Sets with a knife and chopsticks and sometimes some other utensils were co
A heavy Sin-Vietnamese fighting knife, with recently polished blade.
With carved hardwood grips. Complete with pigskin scabbard.
Unusual Chinese trousse set with "friends of winter" theme.
With heavy pierced silver mounts in with archaic dragon designs.
In emerald green scabbard and with fan case.
Sets with a knife and chopsticks -and sometimes some other utensils- were co
With all silver construction, including the blade.
With characteristic bulb pommel and silver plating on hilt and scabbard.
Of a typical style used in Hokkaido in the 19th century.
With the relatively rare feature of a raised backedge.
With a blade with a concave edge, in stained deerhorn mounts with fine silver wire inlays.
Accomplished by bending the edge up and down alternately and polishing it smooth again.
With fine blade in recent polish. With resting scabbard.
Many Mongols, the Khalkas in particular, had close ties with the Manchu ru
A slender makiri with a bark wrapped scabbard.
With fine quality jade hilt and baitong mounted scabbard.
With spinach green jade handle and carved buffalo horn scabbard.
From approximately the 5th to 3rd century B.C.
N.B.T.H.K. Hozon with a set of Nanban-style koshirae with signed tsuba.
It has a solid pale green jade hilt that is fitted to a silver collar-piece.
An exceptionally well-carved Ainu knife.
Resembling a makiri but with the blade's edge on the opposite side.
The Island of Taiwan was briefly under Dutch colonial rule in the 17th cen
Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
A fine example with mother-or-pearl decorated hilt and scabbard.
Called kuttom-ushbe in the local language. This one mounted in deer antler mounts.
A luxury Ainu knife styled after the Japanese tantō.
A very rare type of dagger that originates from the borderlands of Eastern Tibet and Sichuan.
It was collected by Laurens Langewis, an early 20th-century ethnographer and author.
Made of blackened copper-gold alloy, finely inlaid with poems in pure gold.
An extremely rare dagger, made in the Qing court workshops.