Straight gold inlaid blade and silver-gilt niello mounts.
Northern Vietnam, 19th century
With early blade of "brilliant black" wootz.
A once fine example that had a bit of a rough life.
Made of lacquered wood, it depicts a Chinese-style tiger.
An extremely rare dagger, made in the Qing court workshops.
Called kuttom-ushbe in the local language. This one mounted in deer antler mounts.
Despite its size it is of remarkably fine workmanship.
Large and heavy example with the notable Umlauff provenance.
The hat traditionally worn by Beijingese gentlemen.
The archetype Chinese bamboo helmet that is often seen on early photos.
Unusual Chinese knife with a twisted hilt with horn scales.
DescriptionAn unusual Chinese trousse set.
Unusual Chinese trousse set with "friends of winter" theme.
Carrying Chinese silver marks on their scabbard mounts.
An iron weight that was attached to a long leather strap.
A very rare variety of the Chinese repeating crossbow that shoots large pellets.
Qing period blade in very nicely made early 20th century mounts.
The first of its kind I've ever seen on the market.
With fine quality jade hilt and baitong mounted scabbard.
Consisting of an iron weight on a long leather strap.
Long yet light, with unusual flower-shaped iron guard.
A large piece dating from the Ming-Qing transition period of the 17th century.
A pair, both with Banner markings, one Manchu and one Hanjun.
With raised gold overlay and gilt-enamel
With a black and gold metal sleeve, often called "sawasa".
The walrus ivory hilt is expertly carved. The blade is wootz with fine gold overlay.
A Qing officer saber with silver overlay on the blade.
The hilt carries an inscription dating it to 1841.
Featuring various extremely rare arrows with crescent heads.
North Indian shield entirely made of wootz, including its bosses.
An over 400-year-old Mughal court dagger. Once lavishly decorated with gold.
With an inscription alluding to it having belonged to the son of Tipu Sultan.
Of steel construction with gold overlay. Of a type produced in Rajasthan in the early 1800s.
An enigmatic type of katar produced in various places in India.
The manner of decoration is entirely geometrical, which is very hard to do right.
Ganga - Jamni refers to the rivers of the Ganges and Jamna. It was used to describe metalwork done in contrasting…
Once belonging to William Fraser (1784-1835), a British civil servant.
With entirely silver covered hilt and silver mounts on scabbard.
With inscriptions on blade, unusual grooves, and brass inlaid copper mounts.
Nice plain dha as used in Yunnan, Burma, and northern Thailand. Complete with baldric.
Dagestani work from the town of Kubatchi, early to mid 19th century.
A nice Caucasian shashka from Dagestan with a Russian imperial monogram.
Bali keris with fine slanted wrapped pamor, considered to be one of the most powerful pamor.
Literally "skull splitter", more widely known as kabutowari; "helmet splitter." An excellent example, one of the best…
Exceptionally large pierced iron guard for a Chinese yidao; "virtuous saber".
Rare type of rectangular wooden shield from Vietnam.
A short version of the Vietnamese kiếm sword with a finely carved horn hilt.
Blade signed Sesshū-jū Fujiwara Hiroyoshi, active in the 1670s-80s.
Southern Chinese saber made for a soldier under the Plain Red Banner.
N.B.T.H.K. Hozon with a set of Nanban-style koshirae with signed tsuba.