Very heavy armor, made for business.
Blade with fine dragon horimono. The mounts signed Sōmin and Masatatsu.
A fine, Circa 400-year-old blade in 19th-century tachi mountings.
Both blades signed, its koshirae fine maki-e lacquer work. Ito school tsuba and Mino Gotō style mounts.
Probably of Chinese origin, resembling some of the earliest Japanese swords in existence.
A pair of daishō with blades forged by the Takada smiths of Bungo in the north of Kyūshū.
The very detailed mountings are decorated with designs of Japanese spiny lobsters.
Typical Chinese hook sword, with seldom-seen fine silver wire overlay.
Each plate with raised rib, the visor embossed with simulated eyebrows.
With markings attributing it to the Tongzhou incident and a Japanese surrender tag.
With Tongzhi reign marks, corresponding to the year 1863.
A set of the rarer long and wide variety with very well-carved hilts and good overall finish.
Southern Chinese officer style saber with later inscription H.Hunt 1876.
Probably of Southern origin, with a straight blade and flaring tip.
A standard pattern Qing military saber, but with the rare addition of a label in Manchu.
Wide-bladed pair with eccentric hilt features. Complete with scabbard.
Built around an imported blade, with a human head shaped pommel.
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.
As worn by Southern Chinese military and militiamen.