12th-century blade. 33rd Shinsha Juyō Token with sayagaki by Tanobe.
A royal sword, probably from the Wasi kingdom in present-day Sichuan province.
An extremely rare sleeveless vest from the Ming-Qing transition period.
Executed in the Tibetan style, exhibiting dragons in foliage chasing flaming jewels.
A very early, full-length type, rarely seen with chiseled iron mounts.
An unusually large presentation saber in the style of high-end Chinese military sabers.
With deeply carved scabbard, complete with fine guard embroidered sash.
A massive 17th century saber blade with markings in Manchu and Chinese.
Xièzhì are mythical animals and were the emblem of the Qing censorate.
With openwork brass mounts in early imperial style.
A deluxe set of double straightswords with carved ivory grips and gilt mounts.
With twist-core steel and of early liuyedao form. Probably 17th century.
Jinchuan aborigines sword, the Qianlong emperor's name for this type of sword.
Exceedingly rare Ainu sword. Comes in an old Japanese collection box.
A fine example with mother-or-pearl decorated hilt and scabbard.
Of military style with long, narrow blades and ribbed hardwood grips.
Private collection. Not for sale.