A highly unusual set of paired maces with crescent tips.
Called suàntóu gǔduǒ in Mandarin, with characteristic brass head.
The best of its kind known to me, with silver overlay and ivory finial.
With lacquered shaft. Previously sold at Sotheby's in 1985.
Weapons not for man, but for an unfortunate rooster. Retired, in a hardwood box.
A relatively rare variety of an Indian war axe, called tungi.
A Chinese traditional hidden striking weapon, this time executed in the "white copper" alloy.
Made with a separate parakeet-shaped hook, attached to long tanged spearhead.
South India, made of chiseled iron with bird-bodied yali creatures.
A rare variation of one of the rarest forms of Indonesian arms.
Executed in the Tibetan style, exhibiting dragons in foliage chasing flaming jewels.
An antique Sinhalese walking cane, made of a light and relatively flexible
Made of a beautiful piece of black zitan hardwood, carved in a spiral, topped with a silver knob.
With a finely crafted silver handle with dragons and squirrels, mounted on a malacca cane.
Covered almost entirely in very fine "sadeli" marquetry that is associated primarily with Gujarat.
Constructed out of dense hardwood and with fine mother-of-pearl inlays in the Vietnamese fashion.
Depicting the golden cat, representing the 6th military rank.
With a samvat date that corresponds to 1691 A.D.
With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
A forked mace with cast ornament in the middle of the cross guard.
With large dragon head collar piece.
Unusual set of paired Chinese maces of good workmanship.
Its decoration consists of fantastic designs of various animals, mythical and existing.
Chinese civilian martial artists used a wide variety of weapons.
The Japanese kusarigama is a variation of the gama, a scythe-like weapon that
A Japanese volume from the 唐土訓蒙圖彚 or "Illustrated Encyclopedia of Things Ch
With paddle-shaped blade associated with the Nggela Islands.
This very well-made box is entirely made of wootz steel.
With tapering blade, hollow ground on each side to make the edges slightly sharper.
In Chinese military culture, there has long been a distinc
Used to move imperial orders from the emperor’s quarters to the recipient.
This type of axe was part of the standard equipment of the
As a non-military weapon, not much was written about Chin
With a five-clawed imperial dragon chasing the pearl of wisdom.
Flails derived off farming tools were used since antiquity