A luxury Ainu knife styled after the Japanese tantō.
Resembling a makiri but with the blade's edge on the opposite side.
Of a typical style used in Hokkaido in the 19th century.
A slender makiri with a bark wrapped scabbard.
An exceptionally well-carved Ainu knife.
A classic example of the narrow military type, with brass guards.
Of the 19th century. Ex Stephen Selby collection.
Classic pair of Southern Chinese butterfly swords.
A fine twistcore blade in standard pattern Qing military mounts.
A very rare matching set of Korean bowcase and quiver.
A flaming skull that was once part of the crown of a Tibetan oracle.
Made by the Kinai group of Echizen, who originated as horimono carvers.
With a sayagaki by Honma sensei attributing it to Yosozaemon.
A fine cross-shaped yari made by Enju Nobakatsu, with NBTHK Hozon papers.
Large Japanese spearhead with red lacquered zig-zag groove. Signed Mitsuhiro.
With Nanban-style guard and kozuka. Signed Fujiwara Hisayoshi.
A very ornate example worn by chieftains of the Rukai and Paiwan tribes of Southern Taiwan.
A striking battle helmet from the Momoyama period of 1568-1600 A.D.
This one has the early, peaked form and is signed by its maker.
With fine blade in recent polish. With resting scabbard.
Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
With bat-shaped guard. A very high-quality example for the time period.
From the P. Holstein collection, published in 1931.
A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.
Signed by an artist named Kanesada from Higo.
Tetsugendo school. Round plate with discoid cross-section, chiseled with dragons.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
Large example with gold and silver overlay.
Asian sword guard of unknown origin, modified in Japan.
Also known as Kwanto-gata, with two facing dragon chasing a pearl.
This style was worn by nobles and senior officials.
With a large iron guard and hard wooden shaft.
A highly unusual set of paired maces with crescent tips.
Called suàntóu gǔduǒ in Mandarin, with characteristic brass head.
Produced in the ordnance factory in Zengbu, near Guangzhou.
With triple grooves and in heavy silver mountings.
A heavy piece with a substantial blade, with smooth bronze mounts.
A classic set of Chinese double swords, complete with suspension and hook.
Cantonese double swords with archaic dragon design mounts.
A classic duanjian, but of somewhat earlier manufacture than most.
A paired jian of fushou type, with carved hardwood scabbard.
Executed in gold and silver on a shakudō nanako base, with golden back.
A particularly nice example with 120 iron bands holding the blade.
Made of wood, with a silver ornamental fitting of remarkable workmanship.
It was collected by Laurens Langewis, an early 20th-century ethnographer and author.
A very rare type of dagger that originates from the borderlands of Eastern Tibet and Sichuan.
Combining surplus Qing mounts with Mongol leatherwork.
With characteristic bulb pommel and silver plating on hilt and scabbard.
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…
Of domed shape with upturned rim and indigo cotton lining.