Built around a beautifully forged blade, in full polish, revealing a burl grain pattern.
Its large blade is of ridged cross-section, inspired by the Japanese design.
With rare downward curving grip as seen on artwork of the 17th and 18th centuries.
With large dragon head collar piece.
A very nice and complete example, circa 1920's-30's.
With translucent horn bellies glued on red pigment.
Rare extant work of a famous workshop in Chengdu.
A fine example of a Bhutanese shortsword with "churi chenm" scabbard.
Unusual set of paired Chinese maces of good workmanship.
Dated 1895. Large and heavy, a quality piece.
With a wide clipped tip with notched upper edge.
A small Korean knife called eunjangdo, literally "
The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords peculiar to t
A large Chinese double handed falchion of a form that is both related to th
A rather well-made example of its type.
The Yi or Nuosuo people are known as Lolo in early Western ethnographic wr
It has a solid pale green jade hilt that is fitted to a silver collar-piece.
A good set of the first half of the 19th century, with large and rather heavy forge folded blades.
An antique set of scabbard fittings for a Chinese saber, probably second ha
Many Mongols, the Khalkas in particular, had close ties with the Manchu ru
A nice example of a rare, shorter carbine sized Tibetan matchlock musket.
The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords p
The work nice and crisp, the execution has a naturalistic charm to it.
A classic Japanese ship tsuba with a motif called “kazeh
A fine Chinese straightsword blade, of typical Qing form with a rather wide profile.
Short but substantial, with its protruding tip it's rather mace-like.
A large and rather interesting Chinese jian dating from the Chines
With differential heat-treatment, creating a cloudy crystalline effect along the edge.
An unusual piece: Jian with these mountings are usually of the long type, o
Korean ceremonial sabers of the Joseon dynasty are pretty
What are today known as "Ezo fittings" are a style of Japanese sword mount
A fairly unusual piece, of eight-lobed design.
An interesting little sword guard, of fairly simple form w
The archetypical Chinese sword guard of the 17th century.
From approximately the 5th to 3rd century B.C.
Of a type referred to as byeolungeom, "sword used by king’s guard officials".
IntroductionChinese civilian martial artists used a wide variety of weapons.
The Island of Taiwan was briefly under Dutch colonial rule in the 17th cen
Sets with a knife and chopsticks -and sometimes some other utensils- were co
IntroductionThe elite of the Qing dynasty was Manchu, who before taking over China from
A rare Chinese officer's saber of the 17th century.
Presented in this article is a Tibetan eight-plate helmet w
The Japanese kusarigama is a variation of the gama, a scythe-like weapon that
One of the classic weapons in Chinese martial arts.
A Japanese volume from the 唐土訓蒙圖彚 or "Illustrated Encyclopedia of Things Ch
Nanban kozuka are extremely rare, and this is a particularly fine example.
With paddle-shaped blade associated with the Nggela Islands.
With tapering blade, hollow ground on each side to make the edges slightly sharper.
Perhaps one of the most famous and long-lived of Chinese weapons.
The yaodao, literally "waist saber" was the standard side-arm for
The dpa'dam of Tibet is a long, single edged swor
Referring to the wavy patterns on the midsection of the silver scabbard.