Accomplished by bending the edge up and down alternately and polishing it smooth again.
Perhaps one of the most famous and long-lived of Chinese weapons.
A Japanese sword guard with the cross of the House of Aviz.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
With fine blade in recent polish. With resting scabbard.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
A large Chinese double handed falchion of a form that is both related to th
Made of heavy silk with gilt copper alloy mounts.
The archetypical Chinese sword guard that gave rise to the Japanese genre of "nanban tsuba".
Combining surplus Qing mounts with Mongol leatherwork.
A heavy piece with a substantial blade, with smooth bronze mounts.
Produced in the ordnance factory in Zengbu, near Guangzhou.
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
An honest, unpretentious fighting weapon of the Ming-Qing period.
With a blade with a concave edge, in stained deerhorn mounts with fine silver wire inlays.
A standard pattern Qing military saber, but with the rare addition of a label in Manchu.
With Nanban-style guard and kozuka. Signed Fujiwara Hisayoshi.
Classic pair of Southern Chinese butterfly swords.
A Chinese "sword breaker" with the rarer, bamboo-sectioned rod.
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.
A typical example, complete with lacquered scabbard.
A classic example of the narrow military type, with brass guards.
A good set of the first half of the 19th century, with large and rather heavy forge folded blades.
The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords p
Entirely clad in silver and with a differentially heat treated blade.
A large and impressive blade, its pole cut-down.
Wide-bladed pair with eccentric hilt features. Complete with scabbard.
The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords peculiar to t
Adjusted for use on a Japanese sword.
With all silver construction, including the blade.
With good, layered blade, mounted in forged iron mounts.
With characteristic bulb pommel and silver plating on hilt and scabbard.
Large and heavy example with the notable Umlauff provenance.
Of a typical style used in Hokkaido in the 19th century.
With the relatively rare feature of a raised backedge.
Japanese mail set, with small ring vest and coif sewn to a thick cotton undergarment.
One of the last bows by Yang Wentong, father of Yang Fuxi.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
Japanese sword guard depicting three wise monkeys conveying the message see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.
Canton work for the Japanese market, with 28 metal balls in separate compartments.
The Chinese straightsword or jian (劍) was th
Sets with a knife and chopsticks -and sometimes some other utensils- were co
The Japanese kusarigama is a variation of the gama, a scythe-like weapon that
With brass mounts and ray skin covered scabbard.
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
Made of wood, with a silver ornamental fitting of remarkable workmanship.
With a large iron guard and hard wooden shaft.
A rather well-made example of its type.
Long yet light, with unusual flower-shaped iron guard.