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.
With openwork brass mounts in early imperial style.
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.