A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.
A very rare matching set of Korean bowcase and quiver.
Carbon dated to 1175-1275 A.D. with 95,4% certainty, the height of the Mongol conquest period.
With iron mounts with golden overlay of dragons.
With gold and black painted face with geometric decor.
A striking battle helmet from the Momoyama period of 1568-1600 A.D.
With a connection to local royalty in Jinchuan, Sichuan province.
A large Chinese rattan shield called tengpai, used by special front-line troops.
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
The famous tiger faced rattan shield as used by Chinese skirmishers.
From my personal collection. A quiver that was once worn at court ceremonies by high ranked officers and imperial…
With translucent horn bellies glued on red pigment.
Of the Western Buryats, living near the shores of Lake Baikal.
Made by the last operational bowyer of China, probably for the Mongolian market.
This one has the early, peaked form and is signed by its maker.
A pair of Samurai shin protectors finished with Dutch "goudleer".
An early type of Korean soldier's helmet.
Rare extant work of a famous workshop in Chengdu.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
Of a type worn among others by the Valiant Cavalry.
A quiver of the late Qing dynasty.
With an estimated draw weight of 160-200 pounds.
The first of its kind I've ever seen on the market.
Perhaps one of the most famous and long-lived of Chinese weapons.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
Made of heavy silk with gilt copper alloy mounts.
Combining surplus Qing mounts with Mongol leatherwork.
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 design features reminiscent of Persian and Indian bows.
A sinew-backed bow with rather nice lacquer work.
Dating from the revival period of Chinese archery in the 1930s.
While the Chinese are hailed for inventing gunpowder and the
A short-eared composite bow with an iron hinge in the handle so it folds upon itself.
IntroductionThe elite of the Qing dynasty was Manchu, who before taking over China from
An old Korean hornbow from the 50s or 60s with string and arrows.
Pellet bows and crossbows have a long history in China.
Southern Chinese style with birds in plum branches.
Comprising of a bow, arrows, and string sent to the U.S.A. in 1964 plus an associated quiver.
A very heavy Manchu bow used for strength training and military examinations.
Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.
The archetype Chinese bamboo helmet that is often seen on early photos.
With a large double-edged tip and golden cresting.
For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
A very rare variety of the Chinese repeating crossbow that shoots large pellets.
DescriptionAn old Chinese conical helmet of a type that militiamen and foot soldiers wor
This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
Worked in repousse, possibly once part of an ornamental piece of armor.
With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.