A once fine example that had a bit of a rough life.
Called kuttom-ushbe in the local language. This one mounted in deer antler mounts.
Despite its size it is of remarkably fine workmanship.
Large and heavy example with the notable Umlauff provenance.
The hat traditionally worn by Beijingese gentlemen.
The archetype Chinese bamboo helmet that is often seen on early photos.
Unusual Chinese knife with a twisted hilt with horn scales.
DescriptionAn unusual Chinese trousse set.
Unusual Chinese trousse set with "friends of winter" theme.
Carrying Chinese silver marks on their scabbard mounts.
An iron weight that was attached to a long leather strap.
A very rare variety of the Chinese repeating crossbow that shoots large pellets.
Qing period blade in very nicely made early 20th century mounts.
The first of its kind I've ever seen on the market.
With fine quality jade hilt and baitong mounted scabbard.
Consisting of an iron weight on a long leather strap.
Long yet light, with unusual flower-shaped iron guard.
A large piece dating from the Ming-Qing transition period of the 17th century.
A pair, both with Banner markings, one Manchu and one Hanjun.
A Qing officer saber with silver overlay on the blade.
Nice plain dha as used in Yunnan, Burma, and northern Thailand. Complete with baldric.
Literally "skull splitter", more widely known as kabutowari; "helmet splitter." An excellent example, one of the best…
Exceptionally large pierced iron guard for a Chinese yidao; "virtuous saber".
Blade signed Sesshū-jū Fujiwara Hiroyoshi, active in the 1670s-80s.
Southern Chinese saber made for a soldier under the Plain Red Banner.
N.B.T.H.K. Hozon with a set of Nanban-style koshirae with signed tsuba.
A rarer variety with a hilt that takes inspiration from the kora and talwar.
With fine 18th century blade that combines many stylistic features.
With spinach green jade handle and carved buffalo horn scabbard.
With massive blade and silk brocade decorated scabbard.
Signed, ubu. Complete with tasteful koshirae and Hozon papers.
Of a type used by bandits, brigands, pirates, and the like.
A Chinese "sword breaker" with the rarer, bamboo-sectioned rod.
A Chinese shortsword made by a well-known Longquan maker.
Sized like the Chinese changren dadao, yet the execution of the hilt is Cambodian.
A heavily executed Chinese carrying pole that was used as a weapon.
Based on a Chinese military saber blade, with unusual horn demon hilt
Tokubetsu Hozon, attributed to Den Tametsugu. With fine itomaki no tachi koshirae.
Carbon dated to 1175-1275 A.D. with 95,4% certainty, the height of the Mongol conquest period.
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.
An old Korean hornbow from the 50s or 60s with string and arrows.
A large Chinese rattan shield called tengpai, used by special front-line troops.
Unusual Chinese duanjian with fine gilt mounts and a blade of non-Chinese origin.