Carbon dated to 1175-1275 A.D. with 95,4% certainty, the height of the Mongol conquest period.
A very rare matching set of Korean bowcase and quiver.
An old Korean hornbow from the 50s or 60s with string and arrows.
Made by the Kinai group of Echizen, who originated as horimono carvers.
A fine cross-shaped yari made by Enju Nobakatsu, with NBTHK Hozon papers.
Large Japanese spearhead with red lacquered zig-zag groove. Signed Mitsuhiro.
A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.
Signed by an artist named Kanesada from Higo.
Tetsugendo school. Round plate with discoid cross-section, chiseled with dragons.
Large example with gold and silver overlay.
Asian sword guard of unknown origin, modified in Japan.
Also known as Kwanto-gata, with two facing dragon chasing a pearl.
With a large iron guard and hard wooden shaft.
Executed in gold and silver on a shakudō nanako base, with golden back.
Made of wood, with a silver ornamental fitting of remarkable workmanship.
Combining surplus Qing mounts with Mongol leatherwork.
Of a rarer form, often used for ceremonial pole-arms.
A double-edged samurai tool with morbid origins.
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
One of the last bows by Yang Wentong, father of Yang Fuxi.
With a large double-edged tip and golden cresting.
With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.
Made by the last operational bowyer of China, probably for the Mongolian market.
With iron mounts with golden overlay of dragons.
Dating from the revival period of Chinese archery in the 1930s.
The archetypical Chinese sword guard that gave rise to the Japanese genre of "nanban tsuba".
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.
A large and impressive blade, its pole cut-down.
A very heavy Manchu bow used for strength training and military examinations.
For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
A short-eared composite bow with an iron hinge in the handle so it folds upon itself.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
Of a style that fell out of use with the fall of the Qing.
Iron chopsticks that combine as a kogai, with silver inlaid Paulownia mon.
Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.
A heavy, well-made piece that was probably a military issue.
A rare 17th-century sword guard made of foreign steel.
A Japanese sword guard with the cross of the House of Aviz.
With a connection to local royalty in Jinchuan, Sichuan province.
Made of heavy silk with gilt copper alloy mounts.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
With gold and black painted face with geometric decor.
Adjusted for use on a Japanese sword.
Comprising of a bow, arrows, and string sent to the U.S.A. in 1964 plus an associated quiver.
With translucent horn bellies glued on red pigment.
Rare extant work of a famous workshop in Chengdu.
An antique set of scabbard fittings for a Chinese saber, probably second ha
The work nice and crisp, the execution has a naturalistic charm to it.
A classic Japanese ship tsuba with a motif called “kazeh
Korean ceremonial sabers of the Joseon dynasty are pretty
What are today known as "Ezo fittings" are a style of Japanese sword mount