A peculiar tsuba with a depiction of Bodhidharma and two dragon chasing a pearl.
A standard pattern Qing military saber, but with the rare addition of a label in Manchu.
Belt buckle from West-Java, worn by Peranakan and wealthy Javanese women.
Also known as Kwanto-gata, with two facing dragon chasing a pearl.
Asian sword guard of unknown origin, modified in Japan.
Large example with gold and silver overlay.
Unusual piece with depiction of a foreign figure.
Executed in "nanban style" openwork with chiseled and gold-encrusted peonies.
Large, heavy single-edged example with iron mounts.
Cast brass shield of a ceremonial type that was used during sword dances in Aceh.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
A simple piece, but with a nicely etched blade typical for the Tibetan / Sichuan borderlands.
Tetsugendo school. Round plate with discoid cross-section, chiseled with dragons.
Signed by an artist named Kanesada from Higo.
A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.
With silver overlaid blade and silver mounts worked in repousse. With some of Burne's personal items.
With naginata-style blades, and lavish gilt copper mounts.
Utilizing a Chinese guard and following the Chinese hilt design.
With bat-shaped guard. A very high-quality example for the time period.
With dramatically shaped blades and inlaid hilts.
Long piece, original length, with aso motif inlaid in blade.
Complete with a large number of darts, some with poisoned tips.
Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
With fine blade in recent polish. With resting scabbard.
Broad bladed example with horn hilt and engraved blade.
A heavy Sin-Vietnamese fighting knife, with recently polished blade.
Early piece with an unusual European-style stiletto blade.
Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
The sword of the Sundanese people of the Preanger highlands.
Blade marked with VOC Amsterdam monogram, and the year 1769.
With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
A very good sword from South Sulawesi (Celebes) with silver mounts and a dated VOC blade.
This one has the early, peaked form and is signed by its maker.
Complete example with the rarer feature of inlays at the base of the blade.
A striking battle helmet from the Momoyama period of 1568-1600 A.D.
Of the hill peoples of the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
A robust and heavy example, crafted with care.
A very ornate example worn by chieftains of the Rukai and Paiwan tribes of Southern Taiwan.
An oversized utility knife of the headhunters of Borneo.
With the characteristic carved face hilt and the rarer "sarong seltoep" scabbard.
A rare type of dagger from South Kalimantan, loosely based on Islamic daggers seen worn by traders.
With a narrow, double fullered blade and sharp tip and brass mounts in the earlier style.
Collected by Victor Auguste Robin, a senior officer of the Tonkin expeditionary force 1885-1887.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
Rare sword from the headhunters of Nias. Complete with talismanic basket and belt hook.
With Nanban-style guard and kozuka. Signed Fujiwara Hisayoshi.
A pair of Samurai shin protectors finished with Dutch "goudleer".
Large Japanese spearhead with red lacquered zig-zag groove. Signed Mitsuhiro.
A fine cross-shaped yari made by Enju Nobakatsu, with NBTHK Hozon papers.
With a sayagaki by Honma sensei attributing it to Yosozaemon.
Made by the Kinai group of Echizen, who originated as horimono carvers.
A wakizashi by master Kunikiyo, tested by the most famous sword tester of 17th century Japan.