Large and heavy example with the notable Umlauff provenance.
Carrying Chinese silver marks on their scabbard mounts.
Probably of Southern origin, with a straight blade and flaring tip.
In the style of northern work of the 16th and 17th centuries
Chinese work for the Japanese market.
Canton work for the Japanese market, with 28 metal balls in separate compartments.
Made in Canton, China, for the Japanese market.
Probably of Chinese origin, resembling some of the earliest Japanese swords in existence.
A set of the rarer long and wide variety with very well-carved hilts and good overall finish.
Qing period blade in very nicely made early 20th century mounts.
Wide-bladed pair with eccentric hilt features. Complete with scabbard.
Southern Chinese officer style saber with later inscription H.Hunt 1876.
A simple utilitarian weapon, probably made for rural martial artists or militia.
With Tongzhi reign marks, corresponding to the year 1863.
Long yet light, with unusual flower-shaped iron guard.
A large piece dating from the Ming-Qing transition period of the 17th century.
A pair, both with Banner markings, one Manchu and one Hanjun.
Both blades signed, its koshirae fine maki-e lacquer work. Ito school tsuba and Mino Gotō style mounts.
A Qing officer saber with silver overlay on the blade.
Nice plain dha as used in Yunnan, Burma, and northern Thailand. Complete with baldric.
Of a type likely produced by the Shan people and traded widely in the region.
A masterpiece of the genre. The Yagami school were excellent carvers of iron.
Fine work and one of the very few enamelled tsuba by this maker.
Exceptionally large pierced iron guard for a Chinese yidao; "virtuous saber".
Blade signed Sesshū-jū Fujiwara Hiroyoshi, active in the 1670s-80s.
Japanese sword guard depicting three wise monkeys conveying the message see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.
Southern Chinese saber made for a soldier under the Plain Red Banner.
With markings attributing it to the Tongzhou incident and a Japanese surrender tag.
With fine 18th century blade that combines many stylistic features.
12th-century blade. 33rd Shinsha Juyō Token with sayagaki by Tanobe.
The very detailed mountings are decorated with designs of Japanese spiny lobsters.
Signed, ubu. Complete with tasteful koshirae and Hozon papers.
A Chinese shortsword made by a well-known Longquan maker.
Sized like the Chinese changren dadao, yet the execution of the hilt is Cambodian.
Based on a Chinese military saber blade, with unusual horn demon hilt
Tokubetsu Hozon, attributed to Den Tametsugu. With fine itomaki no tachi koshirae.
With deeply carved scabbard, complete with fine guard embroidered sash.
A classic example of the narrow military type, with brass guards.
Classic pair of Southern Chinese butterfly swords.
A fine twistcore blade in standard pattern Qing military mounts.
Unusual Chinese duanjian with fine gilt mounts and a blade of non-Chinese origin.
A fine and unusually large tsuba. Attributed to Hizen by the NBTHK.
A wakizashi by master Kunikiyo, tested by the most famous sword tester of 17th century Japan.
Made by the Kinai group of Echizen, who originated as horimono carvers.
With a sayagaki by Honma sensei attributing it to Yosozaemon.
With Nanban-style guard and kozuka. Signed Fujiwara Hisayoshi.
With fine blade in recent polish. With resting scabbard.