A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.
With fine 18th century blade that combines many stylistic features.
An extremely rare dagger, made in the Qing court workshops.
Tokubetsu Hozon, attributed to Den Tametsugu. With fine itomaki no tachi koshirae.
The peidao (佩刀) or yaodao (腰刀)
DescriptionThis Chinese liǔyèdāo is an excellent example of Chinese bladesmithi
A very rare matching set of Korean bowcase and quiver.
A Qing officer saber with silver overlay on the blade.
A rare Korean saber with ray-skin grip and scabbard and silver overlaid iron mounts.
A fine twistcore blade in standard pattern Qing military mounts.
Signed, ubu. Complete with tasteful koshirae and Hozon papers.
A wakizashi by master Kunikiyo, tested by the most famous sword tester of 17th century Japan.
A very good set of Daoist straightswords in a single scabbard. There is a lot to see here, but I will start with the…
Carbon dated to 1175-1275 A.D. with 95,4% certainty, the height of the Mongol conquest period.
With iron mounts with golden overlay of dragons.
A rare Chinese officer's saber of the 17th century.
A Chinese waist saber or yaodao / peidao of the first half of the 18th century.
Most Chinese swords and sabers are made with a hard high carbon steel
A very ornate example worn by chieftains of the Rukai and Paiwan tribes of Southern Taiwan.
Of a type referred to as byeolungeom, "sword used by king’s guard officials".
Made of blackened copper-gold alloy, finely inlaid with poems in pure gold.
Sized like the Chinese changren dadao, yet the execution of the hilt is Cambodian.
Representing the height of the sword maker's art of its period.
With gold and black painted face with geometric decor.
It comes with its complete set of fittings in a thick gauge of báitóng.
A striking battle helmet from the Momoyama period of 1568-1600 A.D.
A very rare type of dagger that originates from the borderlands of Eastern Tibet and Sichuan.
It was collected by Laurens Langewis, an early 20th-century ethnographer and author.
Its large blade is of ridged cross-section, inspired by the Japanese design.
With a connection to local royalty in Jinchuan, Sichuan province.
With a sayagaki by Honma sensei attributing it to Yosozaemon.
A luxury Ainu knife styled after the Japanese tantō.
Exceptionally large pierced iron guard for a Chinese yidao; "virtuous saber".
A pair, both with Banner markings, one Manchu and one Hanjun.
A large Chinese rattan shield called tengpai, used by special front-line troops.
Built around an excellent sanmei blade.
With influences from several cultures that are rarely seen on a single blade.
Chiseled in the blade is “勅今” which could either mean "imperial order" or "Daoist magic command".
Literally "skull splitter", more widely known as kabutowari; "helmet splitter." An excellent example, one of the best…
Qing period blade in very nicely made early 20th century mounts.
Based on a Chinese military saber blade, with unusual horn demon hilt
With a good blade and a set of fittings that exceed the quality of most of this period.
The yaodao, literally "waist saber" was the standard side-arm for
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
With bat-shaped guard. A very high-quality example for the time period.
The famous tiger faced rattan shield as used by Chinese skirmishers.
Southern Chinese saber made for a soldier under the Plain Red Banner.
In Chinese military culture, there has long been a distinc
From my personal collection. A quiver that was once worn at court ceremonies by high ranked officers and imperial…
The archetypical Chinese sword guard of the 17th century.
With large dragon head collar piece.
Called kuttom-ushbe in the local language. This one mounted in deer antler mounts.