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