With a five-clawed imperial dragon chasing the pearl of wisdom.
Iron chopsticks that combine as a kogai, with silver inlaid Paulownia mon.
Fitted with facetted armor-piercing bodkins type arrowheads.
Large example with gold and silver overlay.
With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.
A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one, converted for Japanese use.
Worked in repousse, possibly once part of an ornamental piece of armor.
Asian sword guard of unknown origin, modified in Japan.
Light and slender arrows with small metal tips, optimized for long-distance shooting.
This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.
South India, made of chiseled iron with bird-bodied yali creatures.
Made with a separate parakeet-shaped hook, attached to long tanged spearhead.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
Named so due to their extremely heavy, bullet-shaped arrowheads.
The work nice and crisp, the execution has a naturalistic charm to it.
A classic Japanese ship tsuba with a motif called “kazeh
A miniature piece meant for use by a small boy.
A double-edged samurai tool with morbid origins.
A set for the beginning collector.
At first sight, this may look like a miniature version of a standard Qing s
A fairly unusual piece, of eight-lobed design.
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
Never mounted, still with the shop's wooden stopper.
As a non-military weapon, not much was written about Chin
Also known as Kwanto-gata, with two facing dragon chasing a pearl.
An assortment of Indian arrows with various heads.
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
With fairly large broadheads, painted tails and bulbous nocks.
Executed in gold and silver on a shakudō nanako base, with golden back.
A rather good example of a Japanese-made nanban tsuba.
A near round tsuba with beaded rim depicting two dragons in vegetal scrollwork.
Made of iron, weighted with two flattened spheres, all with chiseled decoration.
A small Korean knife called eunjangdo, literally "
A heavy, well-made piece that was probably a military issue.
Of a type that is strongly associated with the Vijayanagara empire.
An old bronze hilt in the shape of chilanum hilts.
Tetsugendo school. Round plate with discoid cross-section, chiseled with dragons.
Of a type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.
Covered almost entirely in very fine "sadeli" marquetry that is associated primarily with Gujarat.
For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
Many Asian export sword guards, and later Japanese guards inspired by them
An early Chinese militia jiàn most likely dating from the Ming.
With a large double-edged tip and golden cresting.
Of a style that fell out of use with the fall of the Qing.
From the same set, but with a variety of different arrowheads.
With classic cinnabar red, yellow, green and black lacquered decoration.
A late Qing dynasty niuweidao (牛尾刀) or "oxtail sa
Fitted with strong, facetted armor-piercing heads.
Unusually large and with all-metal handle that opens with a screw.
Flails derived off farming tools were used since antiquity
Sets with a knife and chopsticks and sometimes some other utensils were co