Southern Chinese style with birds in plum branches.
The archetype Chinese bamboo helmet that is often seen on early photos.
DescriptionAn old Chinese conical helmet of a type that militiamen and foot soldiers wor
A very rare variety of the Chinese repeating crossbow that shoots large pellets.
The first of its kind I've ever seen on the market.
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.
A large Chinese rattan shield called tengpai, used by special front-line troops.
A pair of Samurai shin protectors finished with Dutch "goudleer".
A striking battle helmet from the Momoyama period of 1568-1600 A.D.
This one has the early, peaked form and is signed by its maker.
A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.
Combining surplus Qing mounts with Mongol leatherwork.
Worked in repousse, possibly once part of an ornamental piece of armor.
Japanese mail set, with small ring vest and coif sewn to a thick cotton undergarment.
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.
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.
A sinew-backed bow with rather nice lacquer work.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
With design features reminiscent of Persian and Indian bows.
With a connection to local royalty in Jinchuan, Sichuan province.
Made of heavy silk with gilt copper alloy mounts.
The famous tiger faced rattan shield as used by Chinese skirmishers.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
With gold and black painted face with geometric decor.
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.
IntroductionThe elite of the Qing dynasty was Manchu, who before taking over China from
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.
With an estimated draw weight of 160-200 pounds.
Pellet bows and crossbows have a long history in China.
An early type of Korean soldier's helmet.
Of the Western Buryats, living near the shores of Lake Baikal.
Of a type worn among others by the Valiant Cavalry.
From my personal collection. A quiver that was once worn at court ceremonies by high ranked officers and imperial…
A quiver of the late Qing dynasty.
While the Chinese are hailed for inventing gunpowder and the