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.
Once part of a trisula, made on Java in the 17th century.
Of military style with long, narrow blades and ribbed hardwood grips.
Executed in the Tibetan style, exhibiting dragons in foliage chasing flaming jewels.
With Mamluk style blade decor and inscriptions on both blade and hilt.
Part of a group of rare late 17th century examples, representing the finest of its kind.
With Persian inspired blade in Hindu basket hilt, both of fine wootz.
An impressive example with true inlays in silver in the hilt.
A very fine example retaining its original lacquered shaft.
With intricately carved ivory hilt depicting a demon on a horse.
A very early, full-length type, rarely seen with chiseled iron mounts.
A large circular Asian export sword guard with elaborate decor carved in relief on both sides.
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 very good example of a Tibetan dpa'dam in its archetypical form.
A classic example of the 16th century.
With overlays of vegetal motifs alternated with animals, actual and mythical.
Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation, took many mortal shapes, or "avatar"
An exceptional example with a graceful hilt with a strong presence.
Presented here is a beautiful khanda with an exceptionally fine pierced hilt.
A deluxe set of double straightswords with carved ivory grips and gilt mounts.
An English rifle that was built around an 18th-century Ottoman barrel of the finest quality.
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.
With beautiful pierced ironwork scabbard.
With mountings of meticulously worked copper with silver overlays