A nice Balkan Ottoman dagger of a type called hançer
With overlays of vegetal motifs alternated with animals, actual and mythical.
In Chinese military culture, there has long been a distinc
A north Indian bichuwa dagger with recurved blade and richly decorated hilt.
A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one, converted for Japanese use.
The yaodao, literally "waist saber" was the standard side-arm for
This sword is part of a group of very similar swords.
It comes with its complete set of fittings in a thick gauge of báitóng.
The terms peidao or yaodao are synonyms that were in use
The Chinese saber comes in a great variety of curvatures, profiles, and wi
This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
Referring to the wavy patterns on the midsection of the silver scabbard.
With a curved hollow ground blade with a narrow dorsal groove and false backedge.
The dpa'dam of Tibet is a long, single edged swor
Perhaps one of the most famous and long-lived of Chinese weapons.
With tapering blade, hollow ground on each side to make the edges slightly sharper.
This very well-made box is entirely made of wootz steel.
With paddle-shaped blade associated with the Nggela Islands.
A classic example of the 16th century.
An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.
The blade features a sunken panel with very finely chiseled "tree of life" motiff of small leaves.
With a hilt that is of typical southern form, with a cupped base and langets.
From the collection of Dr. Leo Figiel.
Nanban kozuka are extremely rare, and this is a particularly fine example.
A Japanese volume from the 唐土訓蒙圖彚 or "Illustrated Encyclopedia of Things Ch
One of the classic weapons in Chinese martial arts.
The Japanese kusarigama is a variation of the gama, a scythe-like weapon that
A magnificent example of a Vietnamese ceremonial saber, or guőm.
Presented in this article is a Tibetan eight-plate helmet w
The Dayak people of Borneo used two to three meter long bl
A rare Chinese officer's saber of the 17th century.
A saber that is peculiar to the southern part of the island of Borneo.
Unusually large and with all-metal handle that opens with a screw.
The elite of the Qing dynasty was Manchu, who before taking over China fro
Sets with a knife and chopsticks -and sometimes some other utensils- were co
The Island of Taiwan was briefly under Dutch colonial rule in the 17th cen
Chinese civilian martial artists used a wide variety of weapons.
Also called klewang sasak by Indonesian collectors.
Of the Royal Workshops of the Kingdom of Khandy.
A very good example of a Tibetan dpa'dam in its archetypical form.
Private collection. Not for sale.
With markings attributing it to Jalore.
Of a type referred to as byeolungeom, "sword used by king’s guard officials".
From approximately the 5th to 3rd century B.C.
Of superior quality manufacture, combining a mix of European and Ottoman taste.
The archetypical Chinese sword guard of the 17th century.
An interesting little sword guard, of fairly simple form w
A fairly unusual piece, of eight-lobed design.
What are today known as "Ezo fittings" are a style of Japanese sword mount
The design, overlaid in silver, gold, and copper, over a crosshatched background shows dragon amongst clouds.
Korean ceremonial sabers of the Joseon dynasty are pretty