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