One of the most iconic of Chinese weapons, commonly known as "Guandao"
At first sight, this may look like a miniature version of a standard Qing s
A large example of a type called sang.
One of the classic weapons in Chinese martial arts.
With leaf-shaped blade with strong ribbed feature on either side.
A south Indian spearhead with a thick double-edged, symmetrical leaf-shaped
A nice example of a rare type of weapon from the Sinhalese arsenal.
Of slender type with a chiseled iron knot shaped bolster.
An unusual type with a broad leaf-shaped head with deep sunken panels.
A heavy, well-made piece that was probably a military issue.
A very fine example retaining its original lacquered shaft.
Of a style that fell out of use with the fall of the Qing.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
Modeled after the Chinese "guan dao", made of lacquered wood.
A large and impressive blade, its pole cut-down.
A large and heavy example with chiseled decor and silver overlaid base.
A fine example with silver overlaid spearhead and silver ferrule with niello inlay.
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
Of a rarer form, often used for ceremonial pole-arms.
Once part of a trisula, made on Java in the 17th century.
Made of iron, weighted with two flattened spheres, all with chiseled decoration.
With exceptionally wide blade, forged with a hardened leading edge.
From Tamil Nadu. With clean lines and precise geometry.
With fine twist-core pamor and carved wooden scabbard.
With a large iron guard and hard wooden shaft.
Large, heavy single-edged example with iron mounts.
A set for the beginning collector.
With naginata-style blades, and lavish gilt copper mounts.
Made using Persian wootz. Pronounced features, chiseled socket.
Finely crafted wootz blade, and golden inlays at the base.
With square cross-section point and several Bikaner armory markings.
A robust and heavy example, crafted with care.
Large Japanese spearhead with red lacquered zig-zag groove. Signed Mitsuhiro.
A fine cross-shaped yari made by Enju Nobakatsu, with NBTHK Hozon papers.
Probably from the French Tonkin campaign of the 1880s.
A what? Yes exactly. An extremely rare piece, the only example I am aware of in published collections at least.
Made in the 16th century, for the warrior monks of the Hozo-in temple in Nara.
With a black and gold metal sleeve, often called "sawasa".
With floral overlay, kinatah, typical for the period.