With a five-clawed imperial dragon chasing the pearl of wisdom.
Belt buckle from West-Java, worn by Peranakan and wealthy Javanese women.
South India, made of chiseled iron with bird-bodied yali creatures.
Made with a separate parakeet-shaped hook, attached to long tanged spearhead.
Weapons not for man, but for an unfortunate rooster. Retired, in a hardwood box.
A very rare flask used by Chin men of Burma for sipping nicotine water.
As a non-military weapon, not much was written about Chin
This style was produced in Tangerang, just West of Batavia, now Jakarta.
Covered almost entirely in very fine "sadeli" marquetry that is associated primarily with Gujarat.
This enigmatic hardwood club is modeled after a sword.
With paddle-shaped blade associated with the Nggela Islands.
Flails derived off farming tools were used since antiquity
With a finely crafted silver handle with dragons and squirrels, mounted on a malacca cane.
An antique Sinhalese walking cane, made of a light and relatively flexible
A heavily executed Chinese carrying pole that was used as a weapon.
A relatively rare variety of an Indian war axe, called tungi.
Made with two antelope horns and an iron shield.
A rare variation of one of the rarest forms of Indonesian arms.
A forked mace with cast ornament in the middle of the cross guard.
A Japanese volume from the 唐土訓蒙圖彚 or "Illustrated Encyclopedia of Things Ch
Depicting the golden cat, representing the 6th military rank.
A Chinese traditional hidden striking weapon, this time executed in the "white copper" alloy.
An enigmatic type of axe, this one probably from tribal north India.
With a samvat date that corresponds to 1691 A.D.
This type of axe was part of the standard equipment of the
A rare Burmese weapon combining a percussion carbine with a short sword.
The Japanese kusarigama is a variation of the gama, a scythe-like weapon that
Made of a beautiful piece of black zitan hardwood, carved in a spiral, topped with a silver knob.
Very rare subtype of a Khond tribal axe with double points.
A Chinese "sword breaker" with the rarer, bamboo-sectioned rod.
With lacquered shaft. Previously sold at Sotheby's in 1985.
This very well-made box is entirely made of wootz steel.
Constructed out of dense hardwood and with fine mother-of-pearl inlays in the Vietnamese fashion.
The best of its kind known to me, with silver overlay and ivory finial.
A sharp, heavier user. Not the flimsy type usually encountered.
Of the practical fighting type, made of a dense wood known as eroa.
Iron lockbox with key, decorated with the gold koftgari normally seen on arms.
Called suàntóu gǔduǒ in Mandarin, with characteristic brass head.
With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
A fine ceremonial paddle of the Ngaju Dayak of southern Borneo.
A highly unusual set of paired maces with crescent tips.
Used to move imperial orders from the emperor’s quarters to the recipient.
Chinese civilian martial artists used a wide variety of weapons.
With tapering blade, hollow ground on each side to make the edges slightly sharper.
Unusual set of paired Chinese maces of good workmanship.
It represents the best of Burmese silversmithing with repousse work in high relief.
With fine chiseled decoration and largely intact koftgari.
Its decoration consists of fantastic designs of various animals, mythical and existing.
With large dragon head collar piece.
Traditionally associated with Vishnu, it was an essential piece of equipment for the Sikh nihang.
In Chinese military culture, there has long been a distinc
A flaming skull that was once part of the crown of a Tibetan oracle.