Combining surplus Qing mounts with Mongol leatherwork.
With cast-bronze guarding figure hilt.
Made of iron, weighted with two flattened spheres, all with chiseled decoration.
With characteristic bulb pommel and silver plating on hilt and scabbard.
Exhibiting southern style beaded edges with northern style construction and gold.
A nice honest example of an early south Indian katar with great sculptural qualities.
Of a rarer form, often used for ceremonial pole-arms.
A very good set of Daoist straightswords in a single scabbard. There is a lot to see here, but I will start with the…
A Sinhalese knife with lavish silver mounts and overlay.
Of domed shape with upturned rim and indigo cotton lining.
A very large example with a strongly reinforced tip and stone handle scales.
With blonde horn grip scales and brass plated scabbard.
An excellently designed thrusting dagger with T-spine and sharp tip.
A Chinese traditional hidden striking weapon, this time executed in the "white copper" alloy.
An unusually ornate version of what is normally a very simple weapon.
A simple early 20th-century fighting dagger with ribbed grip.
Of rare form with short but very heavy double-edged blade.
A peculiar form of dagger found on the northern part of the island of Sumatra.
Made with a separate parakeet-shaped hook, attached to long tanged spearhead.
South India, made of chiseled iron with bird-bodied yali creatures.
Worked in repousse, possibly once part of an ornamental piece of armor.
A rare and sought-after type. This one comes in its original silver mounted scabbard.
Collected by American anthropologist Melvyn Goldstein in the 1980s.
A rare surviving example of the simple military version of this style.
Of Chinese manufacture, traded widely and used gainst the Dutch during the Aceh Wars in 1873–1904.
A rare variation of one of the rarest forms of Indonesian arms.
A translucent hide shield with gilt brass ornaments. Probably Nepalese of for a Nepalese client.
Made of steel, decorated with fine gold overlay in a pattern of swastikas.
A fat-bellied variety of the Nepalese khukurī with mirror polished blade and iron handle with fine silver overlay.
Japanese mail set, with small ring vest and coif sewn to a thick cotton undergarment.
With fine gold overlaid hilt, tight-grained wootz blade and elaborately pierced scabbard.
Made by a maker called Noah in 1809 for a certain Mehemmed Ağa Fî. With beautiful golden overlays on blade.
With a blade of 17th-century European manufacture, with trader's name on it.
With a Parisian blade carrying the royal emblem of King Rama IV.
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
With a straight blade of asymmetrical grind and a strongly Chinese inspired scabbard.
One of the last bows by Yang Wentong, father of Yang Fuxi.
With a small, barbed armor-piercing point and early style painted shaft.
An assortment of Indian arrows with various heads.
With fine carved hilts, substantial bronze D-guards, and subtle signs of heat treatment on the blades.
With a very fine Persian blade of "brilliant black" wootz.
Persian wootz shamshir in a talwar hilt from Lahore.
A fine example with silver overlaid spearhead and silver ferrule with niello inlay.
With rare pale buffalo horn hilt with gold alloy inlays.
With parcel gilding and ruby eyes, in a fine silver repousse scabbard.
A rare example retaining its original silver covered scabbard.
A large and heavy example with chiseled decor and silver overlaid base.
Also known as kothimora khukuri, in a scabbard with repousse silver mounts.
The wide blade with clipped tip mounted on a riveted wooden grip.
Plain when sheathed, unsheathing reveals a rather nice silver overlaid blade.
With elaborate silver overlaid blade and inlaid iron hilt.
The sword and everyday tool of the headhunters of Borneo.