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