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.
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.
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.
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.
The hilt carries an inscription dating it to 1841.
Featuring various extremely rare arrows with crescent heads.
North Indian shield entirely made of wootz, including its bosses.
With an inscription alluding to it having belonged to the son of Tipu Sultan.
Of steel construction with gold overlay. Of a type produced in Rajasthan in the early 1800s.
An enigmatic type of katar produced in various places in India.
The manner of decoration is entirely geometrical, which is very hard to do right.
Ganga - Jamni refers to the rivers of the Ganges and Jamna. It was used to describe metalwork done in contrasting…
Once belonging to William Fraser (1784-1835), a British civil servant.
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…
Exceptionally large pierced iron guard for a Chinese yidao; "virtuous saber".
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.
The blade with an extremely thick point on a very thin blade.
Also called jamdhar doulicaneh. Forged from a single piece of steel, complete with scabbard.
With different types of decor on either side of the hilt.
With crisp, extremely very well-preserved wootz blade.
With fine 18th century blade that combines many stylistic features.
Of elegant form with very crisp blade.
With spinach green jade handle and carved buffalo horn scabbard.
The hilt with overlay of the finest quality of the period
With later, elaborately chiseled hilt of very fine quality.
A sharp, heavier user. Not the flimsy type usually encountered.
The basket hilt is elaborately overlaid with silver in floral designs.
Mentioning the son of a Maharajah and a year corresponding to 1887 A.D.
The enormous blade made of fine, boldly contrasting wootz steel.
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.