A luxury Ainu knife styled after the Japanese tantō.
With deeply carved scabbard, complete with fine guard embroidered sash.
Tokubetsu Hozon, attributed to Den Tametsugu. With fine itomaki no tachi koshirae.
Signed, ubu. Complete with tasteful koshirae and Hozon papers.
The very detailed mountings are decorated with designs of Japanese spiny lobsters.
12th-century blade. 33rd Shinsha Juyō Token with sayagaki by Tanobe.
N.B.T.H.K. Hozon with a set of Nanban-style koshirae with signed tsuba.
Japanese sword guard depicting three wise monkeys conveying the message see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.
Blade signed Sesshū-jū Fujiwara Hiroyoshi, active in the 1670s-80s.
Fine work and one of the very few enamelled tsuba by this maker.
A masterpiece of the genre. The Yagami school were excellent carvers of iron.
Literally "skull splitter", more widely known as kabutowari; "helmet splitter." An excellent example, one of the best…
Made in the 16th century, for the warrior monks of the Hozo-in temple in Nara.
Considered one of the best makers of naginata, he worked for the household of Fukushima Masanori.
Both blades signed, its koshirae fine maki-e lacquer work. Ito school tsuba and Mino Gotō style mounts.
Blade with fine dragon horimono. The mounts signed Sōmin and Masatatsu.
Made in Canton, China, for the Japanese market.
Despite its size it is of remarkably fine workmanship.
Called kuttom-ushbe in the local language. This one mounted in deer antler mounts.
A masterpiece by the "cursed" smith, active in the early 16th century.
A fine tantō forged in the Sōshū tradition with Hon'Ami Koson sayagaki.
In black and gold urushi lacquer, with fine mother-of-pearl inlays with aquatic landscapes on both sides.
Very heavy armor, made for business.
Each plate with raised rib, the visor embossed with simulated eyebrows.
With scenes of pine trees and three drawers.
Very finely carved with designs reminiscent of export wares.
One of his classic designs, signed by the maker.
Pierced and chiseled showing an 18th century European vessel.
Unusual tsuba with foreign figures and Chinese auspicious symbols.
Very delicate work with carved guardian lions.
Carved out of copper alloy with details highlighted in gold.
Resist-dyed cotton in white and indigo, with three fans mon.
A fine, Circa 400-year-old blade in 19th-century tachi mountings.