Typical Chinese hook sword, with seldom-seen fine silver wire overlay.
Probably of Southern origin, with a straight blade and flaring tip.
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.
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.
Of a type likely produced by the Shan people and traded widely in the region.
With markings attributing it to the Tongzhou incident and a Japanese surrender tag.
A standard pattern Qing military saber, but with the rare addition of a label in Manchu.
Built around an imported blade, with a human head shaped pommel.