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.
A simple early 20th-century fighting dagger with ribbed grip.
Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.
Belt buckle from West-Java, worn by Peranakan and wealthy Javanese women.
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.
Cast brass shield of a ceremonial type that was used during sword dances in Aceh.
Of the hill peoples of the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
An oversized utility knife of the headhunters of Borneo.
As worn by Southern Chinese military and militiamen.
Weapons not for man, but for an unfortunate rooster. Retired, in a hardwood box.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
Made in Canton, China, for the Japanese market.
A peculiar form of dagger found on the northern part of the island of Sumatra.
Of a type used by bandits, brigands, pirates, and the like.
Large, heavy single-edged example with iron mounts.
The work nice and crisp, the execution has a naturalistic charm to it.
A classic Japanese ship tsuba with a motif called “kazeh
A charming little sewar dagger from the island of Sumatra, Indonesia.
A good example of this peculiar style of Sumatran dagger.
A classic example with an older blade and timaha wood scabbard.
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.
A very rare flask used by Chin men of Burma for sipping nicotine water.
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.
Complete with a large number of darts, some with poisoned tips.
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.
With carved wooden hilt with a beautiful deep patina. Blade in old finish.
Also known as Kwanto-gata, with two facing dragon chasing a pearl.
Presented in this article is a somewhat rare example of a purely practical Vietna
A by-knife for a Japanese sword, with a hilt shaped like a sword tang.
With iron ferrule and copper and silver overlaid blade.
As a non-military weapon, not much was written about Chin
Modeled after the Chinese "guan dao", made of lacquered wood.
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.