With fine 18th century blade that combines many stylistic features.
Tokubetsu Hozon, attributed to Den Tametsugu. With fine itomaki no tachi koshirae.
The peidao (佩刀) or yaodao (腰刀)
DescriptionThis Chinese liǔyèdāo is an excellent example of Chinese bladesmithi
A Qing officer saber with silver overlay on the blade.
A fine twistcore blade in standard pattern Qing military mounts.
A rare Korean saber with ray-skin grip and scabbard and silver overlaid iron mounts.
A wakizashi by master Kunikiyo, tested by the most famous sword tester of 17th century Japan.
Signed, ubu. Complete with tasteful koshirae and Hozon papers.
A very good set of Daoist straightswords in a single scabbard. There is a lot to see here, but I will start with the…
A rare Chinese officer's saber of the 17th century.
A Chinese waist saber or yaodao / peidao of the first half of the 18th century.
Most Chinese swords and sabers are made with a hard high carbon steel
Of a type referred to as byeolungeom, "sword used by king’s guard officials".
Sized like the Chinese changren dadao, yet the execution of the hilt is Cambodian.
Representing the height of the sword maker's art of its period.
It comes with its complete set of fittings in a thick gauge of báitóng.
Its large blade is of ridged cross-section, inspired by the Japanese design.
With a sayagaki by Honma sensei attributing it to Yosozaemon.
A pair, both with Banner markings, one Manchu and one Hanjun.
Built around an excellent sanmei blade.
With influences from several cultures that are rarely seen on a single blade.
Chiseled in the blade is “勅今” which could either mean "imperial order" or "Daoist magic command".
Based on a Chinese military saber blade, with unusual horn demon hilt
Qing period blade in very nicely made early 20th century mounts.
With a good blade and a set of fittings that exceed the quality of most of this period.
The yaodao, literally "waist saber" was the standard side-arm for
With bat-shaped guard. A very high-quality example for the time period.
Southern Chinese saber made for a soldier under the Plain Red Banner.
Dated 1895. Large and heavy, a quality piece.
With a straight blade of asymmetrical grind and a strongly Chinese inspired scabbard.
A large piece dating from the Ming-Qing transition period of the 17th century.
A step above the norm in quality for this period, with nicely pierced mounts.
The 17th-century blade is mounted in fittings designed by Philip Tom and executed by Vince Evans some 20 years ago.
The Chinese saber comes in a great variety of curvatures, profiles, and wi
With rare raised backedge.
With narrow liuyedao blades of moderate curvature.
Miaodao simply being a more recent name for the wodao.
A particularly nice example with 120 iron bands holding the blade.
Introduction to the type
This type of sword is referred to as zhibe
With differential heat-treatment, creating a cloudy crystalline effect along the edge.
A rare surviving example of the simple military version of this style.
A fine Chinese straightsword blade, of typical Qing form with a rather wide profile.
Carrying Chinese silver marks on their scabbard mounts.
Built around a beautifully forged blade, in full polish, revealing a burl grain pattern.
Unusual Chinese duanjian with fine gilt mounts and a blade of non-Chinese origin.
An extremely rare and possibly unique type of Chinese officer's saber, or peidao, of the 18th century.
With massive 10mm thick blade with strong distal taper.
The ridged and facetted blade shape that is so well known
The Yi or Nuosuo people are known as Lolo in early Western ethnographic wr
With a wide clipped tip with notched upper edge.
The Chinese straightsword or jiàn (劍) was traditi