Persian steel shield with fine Qajar style painted dome.
Consisting of shield, helmet and arm protector.
With forge folded, overlaid blade.
With a rare single-edged blade with tight fullering.
With early blade of "brilliant black" wootz.
Nice Persian dagger with fine wootz blade and unusual hilt material.
A once fine example that had a bit of a rough life.
With a rare, finely forged double hairpin blade.
This kind of fine work is typical for Tibetan work of the 15th-16th centuries.
An iron weight that was attached to a long leather strap.
Made of iron, shaped as a gourd, with silver overlay.
Consisting of an iron weight on a long leather strap.
The walrus ivory hilt is expertly carved. The blade is wootz with fine gold overlay.
An over 400-year-old Mughal court dagger. Once lavishly decorated with gold.
A large Tibetan sword, known in the local language as dpa'dam.
Fine German hunting flintlock with captured Ottoman barrel.
A rarer variety with a hilt that takes inspiration from the kora and talwar.
Made of pasteboard, finely lacquered with roses and nightengales.
With massive blade and silk brocade decorated scabbard.
Carbon dated to 1175-1275 A.D. with 95,4% certainty, the height of the Mongol conquest period.
Of the 19th century. Ex Stephen Selby collection.
The long version of the jambiya, with blackened, gold inlaid blade.
A flaming skull that was once part of the crown of a Tibetan oracle.
Finely crafted wootz blade, and golden inlays at the base.
Made using Persian wootz. Pronounced features, chiseled socket.
Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
With gold plated hilt and pattern welded blade.
From the P. Holstein collection, published in 1931.
With fine chiseled decoration and largely intact koftgari.
A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.
With wootz blade inlaid in gold with the name of the maker and the owner.
A remarkable example of bladesmithing with a 5 row twist-core pattern that meanders over the blade.
A simple piece, but with a nicely etched blade typical for the Tibetan / Sichuan borderlands.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
With an armory stamp dated Hijri 1326, corresponding to about 1908.
A small, heavily reinforced buckler as used by Ottoman Kurdish infantry.
With a long, sword-like blade characteristic of this type. With original belt.
This style was worn by nobles and senior officials.
Jinchuan aborigines sword, the Qianlong emperor's name for this type of sword.
A style of dagger often associated with the pilgrimage to Mecca.
With triple grooves and in heavy silver mountings.
With lacquered shaft. Previously sold at Sotheby's in 1985.
Of typical design, forged from one piece of iron, overlaid with brass on one side.
A very rare type of dagger that originates from the borderlands of Eastern Tibet and Sichuan.
Of domed shape with upturned rim and indigo cotton lining.
A very large example with a strongly reinforced tip and stone handle scales.
With blonde horn grip scales and brass plated scabbard.
An excellently designed thrusting dagger with T-spine and sharp tip.
A rare and sought-after type. This one comes in its original silver mounted scabbard.
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
With iron, silver overlaid hilt. Its associated scabbard features fine quillwork.
Collected by American anthropologist Melvyn Goldstein in the 1980s.