With gold and black painted face with geometric decor.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
A rare Burmese weapon combining a percussion carbine with a short sword.
The famous tiger faced rattan shield as used by Chinese skirmishers.
An earlier example with an iconographic hilt.
A signed and dated Burmese dha.
A rare set of twin knives in a single scabbard.
With carved hardwood grips. Complete with pigskin scabbard.
Made of heavy silk with gilt copper alloy mounts.
With a connection to local royalty in Jinchuan, Sichuan province.
A very early, full-length type, rarely seen with chiseled iron mounts.
With beautifully carved horn grip.
A Japanese sword guard with the cross of the House of Aviz.
Of an all-wooden construction, simulating a sheathed long saber.
Of a late 19th century type with a silver-backed hardwood grip.
With intricately carved ivory hilt depicting a demon on a horse.
An outstanding example with very fine silver and moth-of-pearl work.
With staghorn grip finely carved with plum blossoms.
Of the exact type seen in use by the famous 29th Route Army.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
A rare 17th-century sword guard made of foreign steel.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
The 17th-century blade is mounted in fittings designed by Philip Tom and executed by Vince Evans some 20 years ago.
A heavy, well-made piece that was probably a military issue.
Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.
With heavy pierced silver mounts in with archaic dragon designs.
Undulating bilah blade of eleven luk.
Iron chopsticks that combine as a kogai, with silver inlaid Paulownia mon.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
A nice example that can serve as a benchmark to help date others.
A peculiar Chinese dadao with markings attributing it to a Hui army or battallion.
A short, stout Chinese straightsword of a type used by village defenses across the empire.
From the Ming-Qing transition period, with many typical Ming features.
A rarer configuration, normally mounted with brass in this period. With a chrome-plated blade.
A typical example, complete with lacquered scabbard.
Its blade portraying the story of one of the previous lives of Guatama Buddha.
With silver-clad scabbard executed in their typical style.
With fine overlaid blade this area was known for.
Of a style that fell out of use with the fall of the Qing.
Entirely clad in silver and with a differentially heat treated blade.
Depicting the golden cat, representing the 6th military rank.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
Modeled after the Chinese "guan dao", made of lacquered wood.
Used in a target archery sport that was originally practiced in the Keraton.
A short-eared composite bow with an iron hinge in the handle so it folds upon itself.
For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
A very heavy Manchu bow used for strength training and military examinations.
With good, layered blade, mounted in forged iron mounts.
A large and impressive blade, its pole cut-down.
Of typical southern form with a very slender, pointy blade.
With brass mounts and ray skin covered scabbard.
A step above the norm in quality for this period, with nicely pierced mounts.