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