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