With a five-clawed imperial dragon chasing the pearl of wisdom.
Iron chopsticks that combine as a kogai, with silver inlaid Paulownia mon.
An iron weight that was attached to a long leather strap.
Large example with gold and silver overlay.
With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.
A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one, converted for Japanese use.
Asian sword guard of unknown origin, modified in Japan.
Worked in repousse, possibly once part of an ornamental piece of armor.
Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.
This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
A 19th-century piece with a simple blade but nicely carved hilt.
With engraved spine and unusual all brass pommel.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
With narrow blade and all brass mounts.
Made in Canton, China, for the Japanese market.
Of a type used by bandits, brigands, pirates, and the like.
The work nice and crisp, the execution has a naturalistic charm to it.
A classic Japanese ship tsuba with a motif called “kazeh
Consisting of an iron weight on a long leather strap.
Unusual piece with depiction of a foreign figure.
A double-edged samurai tool with morbid origins.
With wide blade and a two-tone hilt in cattle bone and wood, capped with brass.
A workhorse with a stamped mark at the base of the blade.
At first sight, this may look like a miniature version of a standard Qing s
A fairly unusual piece, of eight-lobed design.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
Of slender type with a chiseled iron knot shaped bolster.
Despite its size it is of remarkably fine workmanship.
Also known as Kwanto-gata, with two facing dragon chasing a pearl.
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
As a non-military weapon, not much was written about Chin
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
Late 19th century with a good, well-made blade.
Executed in gold and silver on a shakudō nanako base, with golden back.
Made of palm wood, entirely decorated with plaited work.
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.
A very rare variety of the Chinese repeating crossbow that shoots large pellets.
Unusual Chinese knife with a twisted hilt with horn scales.
A rather good example of a Japanese-made nanban tsuba.
A near round tsuba with beaded rim depicting two dragons in vegetal scrollwork.
A small Korean knife called eunjangdo, literally "
With pierced mounts and velvet-covered scabbard.
The scabbard carved as to closely mimic a tooled leather scabbard.
DescriptionAn old Chinese conical helmet of a type that militiamen and foot soldiers wor
Its outer surface is decorated with interlocking swastikas and family crests.
Tetsugendo school. Round plate with discoid cross-section, chiseled with dragons.
Of a type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.
Of late 19th century make, with a very good blade.
Its scabbard with 12 pockets, with 10 of the items remaining.
For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.