An unusual piece: Jian with these mountings are usually of the long type, o
With differential heat-treatment, creating a cloudy crystalline effect along the edge.
A large and rather interesting Chinese jian dating from the Chines
A fine Chinese straightsword blade, of typical Qing form with a rather wide profile.
A very fine Malay matchlock or "satingar" with Indo-Portuguese style luck.
A classic Japanese ship tsuba with a motif called “kazeh
The work nice and crisp, the execution has a naturalistic charm to it.
The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords p
Many Mongols, the Khalkas in particular, had close ties with the Manchu ru
An antique set of scabbard fittings for a Chinese saber, probably second ha
A good set of the first half of the 19th century, with large and rather heavy forge folded blades.
It has a solid pale green jade hilt that is fitted to a silver collar-piece.
A fine example with mother-or-pearl decorated hilt and scabbard.
The Yi or Nuosuo people are known as Lolo in early Western ethnographic wr
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
A rather well-made example of its type.
A large Chinese double handed falchion of a form that is both related to th
The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords peculiar to t
A small Korean knife called eunjangdo, literally "
With double tiered golden crown.
It has a narrow but sturdy blade with a springy temper.
Of very good quality for this type of weapon.
With a wide clipped tip with notched upper edge.
With a very good, substantial blade with differential heat treatment.
Dated 1895. Large and heavy, a quality piece.
Unusual set of paired Chinese maces of good workmanship.
A massive 17th century saber blade with markings in Manchu and Chinese.
Rare extant work of a famous workshop in Chengdu.
A royal sword, probably from the Wasi kingdom in present-day Sichuan province.
With translucent horn bellies glued on red pigment.
A very nice and complete example, circa 1920's-30's.
With large dragon head collar piece.
With rare downward curving grip as seen on artwork of the 17th and 18th centuries.
A rare combination of full-length double Vietnamese swords with live blades.
Its large blade is of ridged cross-section, inspired by the Japanese design.
Built around a beautifully forged blade, in full polish, revealing a burl grain pattern.
Comprising of a bow, arrows, and string sent to the U.S.A. in 1964 plus an associated quiver.
A forked mace with cast ornament in the middle of the cross guard.
A large Kachin style square-ended dha in Shan style mountings.
An early Chinese militia jiàn most likely dating from the Ming.
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
With influences from several cultures that are rarely seen on a single blade.
With a good blade and a set of fittings that exceed the quality of most of this period.
An extremely rare sleeveless vest from the Ming-Qing transition period.
With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
A beautiful signed Japanese ferrule and pommel plate.
A charming little sewar dagger from the island of Sumatra, Indonesia.
A typical example of the better sikin panjang with a golden crown.
A sikin panjang with a triple golden crown.
A type of long keris often described as "execution keris".
With carved stone handles and superb workmanship in silver and mother-of-pearl.
Adjusted for use on a Japanese sword.