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 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.
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.
A double-edged samurai tool with morbid origins.
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 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.
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 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
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.
Nanban kozuka are extremely rare, and this is a particularly fine example.
Perhaps one of the most famous and long-lived of Chinese weapons.
This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one, converted for Japanese use.
With an estimated draw weight of 160-200 pounds.