Built around an imported blade, with a human head shaped pommel.
A standard pattern Qing military saber, but with the rare addition of a label in Manchu.
With markings attributing it to the Tongzhou incident and a Japanese surrender tag.
Of a type likely produced by the Shan people and traded widely in the region.
Both blades signed, its koshirae fine maki-e lacquer work. Ito school tsuba and Mino Gotō style mounts.
Blade with fine dragon horimono. The mounts signed Sōmin and Masatatsu.
With Tongzhi reign marks, corresponding to the year 1863.
A simple utilitarian weapon, probably made for rural martial artists or militia.
Southern Chinese officer style saber with later inscription H.Hunt 1876.
Wide-bladed pair with eccentric hilt features. Complete with scabbard.
A set of the rarer long and wide variety with very well-carved hilts and good overall finish.
Probably of Chinese origin, resembling some of the earliest Japanese swords in existence.
Probably of Southern origin, with a straight blade and flaring tip.
With a rare single-edged blade with tight fullering.
A pair of daishō with blades forged by the Takada smiths of Bungo in the north of Kyūshū.
Typical Chinese hook sword, with seldom-seen fine silver wire overlay.