Southern Chinese style with birds in plum branches.
A masterpiece by the "cursed" smith, active in the early 16th century.
A once fine example that had a bit of a rough life.
An extremely rare dagger, made in the Qing court workshops.
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.
DescriptionAn old Chinese conical helmet of a type that militiamen and foot soldiers wor
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.
Made in Canton, China, for the Japanese market.
Made of solid silver, in Qing court style. With 19th-century European import marks.
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…
Fine work and one of the very few enamelled tsuba by this maker.
Exceptionally large pierced iron guard for a Chinese yidao; "virtuous saber".
With all silver construction, including the blade.
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.