Of a type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.
Sets with a knife and chopsticks and sometimes some other utensils were co
Also known as pedang lurus.
With narrow liuyedao blades of moderate curvature.
Of a type worn among others by the Valiant Cavalry.
With the relatively rare feature of a raised backedge.
Of the Western Buryats, living near the shores of Lake Baikal.
With a substantial, quality blade.
Used to move imperial orders from the emperor’s quarters to the recipient.
With fine blade, of liuyedao form with a gentle curvature.
With massive 10mm thick blade with strong distal taper.
Late 18th century, complete with its original scabbard.
The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords p
An early type of Korean soldier's helmet.
Introduction to the type
This type of sword is referred to as zhibe
Pellet bows and crossbows have a long history in China.
Called khiên in Vietnamese.
With an estimated draw weight of 160-200 pounds.
With overlays of vegetal motifs alternated with animals, actual and mythical.
In Chinese military culture, there has long been a distinc
A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one, converted for Japanese use.
The yaodao, literally "waist saber" was the standard side-arm for
Often mistaken for true Qianlong work.
It comes with its complete set of fittings in a thick gauge of báitóng.
The terms peidao or yaodao are synonyms that were in use
The Chinese saber comes in a great variety of curvatures, profiles, and wi
This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
Perhaps one of the most famous and long-lived of Chinese weapons.
With tapering blade, hollow ground on each side to make the edges slightly sharper.
Nanban kozuka are extremely rare, and this is a particularly fine example.
A Japanese volume from the 唐土訓蒙圖彚 or "Illustrated Encyclopedia of Things Ch
One of the classic weapons in Chinese martial arts.
The Japanese kusarigama is a variation of the gama, a scythe-like weapon that
A magnificent example of a Vietnamese ceremonial saber, or guőm.
The Dayak people of Borneo used two to three meter long bl
A rare Chinese officer's saber of the 17th century.
A saber that is peculiar to the southern part of the island of Borneo.
IntroductionThe elite of the Qing dynasty was Manchu, who before taking over China from
Sets with a knife and chopsticks -and sometimes some other utensils- were co
The Island of Taiwan was briefly under Dutch colonial rule in the 17th cen
IntroductionChinese civilian martial artists used a wide variety of weapons.
Also called klewang sasak by Indonesian collectors.
Private collection. Not for sale.
Of a type referred to as byeolungeom, "sword used by king’s guard officials".
From approximately the 5th to 3rd century B.C.
The archetypical Chinese sword guard of the 17th century.
An interesting little sword guard, of fairly simple form w
A fairly unusual piece, of eight-lobed design.
What are today known as "Ezo fittings" are a style of Japanese sword mount
The design, overlaid in silver, gold, and copper, over a crosshatched background shows dragon amongst clouds.
Korean ceremonial sabers of the Joseon dynasty are pretty