Made in Canton, China, for the Japanese market.
As worn by Southern Chinese military and militiamen.
Executed in "nanban style" openwork with chiseled and gold-encrusted peonies.
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
Made of iron, shaped as a gourd, with silver overlay.
A by-knife for a Japanese sword, with a hilt shaped like a sword tang.
A peculiar tsuba with a depiction of Bodhidharma and two dragon chasing a pearl.
Of a type likely produced by the Shan people and traded widely in the region.
A simple utilitarian weapon, probably made for rural martial artists or militia.
DescriptionAn old Chinese conical helmet of a type that militiamen and foot soldiers wor
Its outer surface is decorated with interlocking swastikas and family crests.
A rare type of dagger from South Kalimantan, loosely based on Islamic daggers seen worn by traders.
In excavated condition, with copper alloy hilt.
With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
Built around an imported blade, with a human head shaped pommel.
A robust and heavy example, crafted with care.
Chinese work for the Japanese market.
Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
Rare double-edged shortsword of the Ifugao of northern Luzon.
Broad bladed example with horn hilt and engraved blade.
Found in excavated condition, published with results of c-14 and XRF analysis.
Nice and complete example with talisman basket. Probably 20th century.
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
Fine silver overlaid dha made in Mindan village, south of Mandalay, gained fame in the 19th century.
A beautiful signed Japanese ferrule and pommel plate.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
Inspired by uchigatana brought into Vietnam by Japanese refugees who settled along the coast.
With forward swept iron guard and swollen grip.
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.
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
Wide-bladed pair with eccentric hilt features. Complete with scabbard.
With all silver construction, including the blade.
In the style of a Malay keris panjang.
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.
With fine twist-core pamor and carved wooden scabbard.
Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
A standard pattern Qing military saber, but with the rare addition of a label in Manchu.
With fine flaming pamor blade and notched "cekah redut" hilt.
Fine Mindan dha with a scene from the Ramayana on its blade.
Probably of Southern origin, with a straight blade and flaring tip.
Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
Southern Chinese officer style saber with later inscription H.Hunt 1876.
With silver overlay on iron even continued on its hilt.
A curious slashing weapon from northern Borneo.
A set of the rarer long and wide variety with very well-carved hilts and good overall finish.