An extremely rare dagger, made in the Qing court workshops.
Called kuttom-ushbe in the local language. This one mounted in deer antler mounts.
Despite its size it is of remarkably fine workmanship.
Unusual Chinese knife with a twisted hilt with horn scales.
DescriptionAn unusual Chinese trousse set.
Unusual Chinese trousse set with "friends of winter" theme.
The first of its kind I've ever seen on the market.
With fine quality jade hilt and baitong mounted scabbard.
Made in the 16th century, for the warrior monks of the Hozo-in temple in Nara.
With all silver construction, including the blade.
N.B.T.H.K. Hozon with a set of Nanban-style koshirae with signed tsuba.
With spinach green jade handle and carved buffalo horn scabbard.
Of a type used by bandits, brigands, pirates, and the like.
A luxury Ainu knife styled after the Japanese tantō.
Resembling a makiri but with the blade's edge on the opposite side.
Of a typical style used in Hokkaido in the 19th century.
A slender makiri with a bark wrapped scabbard.
An exceptionally well-carved Ainu knife.
A fine cross-shaped yari made by Enju Nobakatsu, with NBTHK Hozon papers.
Large Japanese spearhead with red lacquered zig-zag groove. Signed Mitsuhiro.
A robust and heavy example, crafted with care.
A heavy Sin-Vietnamese fighting knife, with recently polished blade.
With fine blade in recent polish. With resting scabbard.
Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
With a large iron guard and hard wooden shaft.
It was collected by Laurens Langewis, an early 20th-century ethnographer and author.
A very rare type of dagger that originates from the borderlands of Eastern Tibet and Sichuan.
With characteristic bulb pommel and silver plating on hilt and scabbard.
Made of blackened copper-gold alloy, finely inlaid with poems in pure gold.
Of a rarer form, often used for ceremonial pole-arms.
With a blade with a concave edge, in stained deerhorn mounts with fine silver wire inlays.
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
A large and impressive blade, its pole cut-down.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
Of a style that fell out of use with the fall of the Qing.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
With heavy pierced silver mounts in with archaic dragon designs.
A heavy, well-made piece that was probably a military issue.
With carved hardwood grips. Complete with pigskin scabbard.
A small Korean knife called eunjangdo, literally "
A fine example with mother-or-pearl decorated hilt and scabbard.
It has a solid pale green jade hilt that is fitted to a silver collar-piece.
Many Mongols, the Khalkas in particular, had close ties with the Manchu ru
From approximately the 5th to 3rd century B.C.
The Island of Taiwan was briefly under Dutch colonial rule in the 17th cen
Sets with a knife and chopsticks -and sometimes some other utensils- were co
The elite of the Qing dynasty was Manchu, who before taking over China fro
One of the classic weapons in Chinese martial arts.
With the relatively rare feature of a raised backedge.