Worked in repousse, possibly once part of an ornamental piece of armor.
As worn by Southern Chinese military and militiamen.
At first sight, this may look like a miniature version of a standard Qing s
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
A heavy, well-made piece that was probably a military issue.
Nice plain dha as used in Yunnan, Burma, and northern Thailand. Complete with baldric.
DescriptionAn old Chinese conical helmet of a type that militiamen and foot soldiers wor
The archetype Chinese bamboo helmet that is often seen on early photos.
An early Chinese militia jiàn most likely dating from the Ming.
Of a style that fell out of use with the fall of the Qing.
An early Republican period niuweidao (牛尾刀) or "ox
A simple piece, but with a nicely etched blade typical for the Tibetan / Sichuan borderlands.
From the Ming-Qing transition period, with many typical Ming features.
Cantonese double swords with archaic dragon design mounts.
Of a rarer form, often used for ceremonial pole-arms.
A classic set of Chinese double swords, complete with suspension and hook.
One of the classic weapons in Chinese martial arts.
A short, stout Chinese straightsword of a type used by village defenses across the empire.
With Daoist talisman and Longquan markings.
A paired jian of fushou type, with carved hardwood scabbard.
An unusual piece: Jian with these mountings are usually of the long type, o
Of the exact type seen in use by the famous 29th Route Army.
A rarer configuration, normally mounted with brass in this period. With a chrome-plated blade.
The dadao is the iconic weapon of republican
A classic duanjian, but of somewhat earlier manufacture than most.
One of the most iconic of Chinese weapons, commonly known as "Guandao"
With rare downward curving grip as seen on artwork of the 17th and 18th centuries.
Long yet light, with unusual flower-shaped iron guard.
With a large iron guard and hard wooden shaft.
The Chinese straightsword or jian (劍) was th
A rather well-made example of its type.
With brass mounts and ray skin covered scabbard.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
Large and heavy example with the notable Umlauff provenance.
The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords p
The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords peculiar to t
Japanese mail set, with small ring vest and coif sewn to a thick cotton undergarment.
With good, layered blade, mounted in forged iron mounts.
Produced in the ordnance factory in Zengbu, near Guangzhou.
Entirely clad in silver and with a differentially heat treated blade.
A large and impressive blade, its pole cut-down.
A classic example of the narrow military type, with brass guards.
A good set of the first half of the 19th century, with large and rather heavy forge folded blades.
A typical example, complete with lacquered scabbard.
With Nanban-style guard and kozuka. Signed Fujiwara Hisayoshi.
Classic pair of Southern Chinese butterfly swords.
A heavy piece with a substantial blade, with smooth bronze mounts.
An honest, unpretentious fighting weapon of the Ming-Qing period.
A large Chinese double handed falchion of a form that is both related to th