While the Chinese are hailed for inventing gunpowder and the
A nice example with fossil elephant or mastodon molar butt plates.
Cochinchina, second half of the 18th century.
The elite of the Qing dynasty was Manchu, who before taking over China fro
A very fine Malay matchlock or "satingar" with Indo-Portuguese style luck.
A rare Burmese weapon combining a percussion carbine with a short sword.
Of Chinese manufacture, traded widely and used gainst the Dutch during the Aceh Wars in 1873–1904.