Typical Chinese hook sword, with seldom-seen fine silver wire overlay.
A pair of daishō with blades forged by the Takada smiths of Bungo in the north of Kyūshū.
With forge folded, overlaid blade.
With a rare single-edged blade with tight fullering.
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.
Blade with fine dragon horimono. The mounts signed Sōmin and Masatatsu.
Both blades signed, its koshirae fine maki-e lacquer work. Ito school tsuba and Mino Gotō style mounts.
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.