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