A fine eastern Tibetan example with silver braided scabbard mounts.
While the Chinese are hailed for inventing gunpowder and the
An early Republican period niuweidao (牛尾刀) or "ox
A quiver of the late Qing dynasty.
Representing the height of the sword maker's art of its period.
The sword of the tribes living in and near the Khyber pass.
In emerald green scabbard and with fan case.
The ridged and facetted blade shape that is so well known
Flails derived off farming tools were used since antiquity
Most Chinese swords and sabers are made with a hard high carbon steel
With a five-clawed imperial dragon chasing the pearl of wisdom.
With heavy mounts executed in silver.
With rare raised backedge.
The peidao (佩刀) or yaodao (腰刀)
Yet another type that I had not yet seen before.
An extremely rare and possibly unique type of Chinese officer's saber, or peidao, of the 18th century.
The dadao is the iconic weapon of republican
One of the most iconic of Chinese weapons, commonly known as "Guandao"
As a non-military weapon, not much was written about Chin
The Chinese straightsword or jian (劍) was th
Its silver scabbard richly decorated in churi chenm style or "wavy pattern".
With Daoist talisman and Longquan markings.
From my personal collection. A quiver that was once worn at court ceremonies by high ranked officers and imperial…
Built around an excellent sanmei blade.
Signed by its maker Haci Gavsî, and its decorator Tevfik.
Accomplished by bending the edge up and down alternately and polishing it smooth again.
A large Tibetan sword or dpa'dam, representing its classic form.
Miaodao simply being a more recent name for the wodao.
At first sight, this may look like a miniature version of a standard Qing s
A rather good example of a Japanese-made nanban tsuba.
A near round tsuba with beaded rim depicting two dragons in vegetal scrollwork.
An iron openwork guard two dragons chasing a flaming pearl.
Chiseled in the blade is “勅今” which could either mean "imperial order" or "Daoist magic command".
An honest, unpretentious fighting weapon of the Ming-Qing period.
The Chinese straightsword or jiàn (劍) was traditi
A Chinese waist saber or yaodao / peidao of the first half of the 18th century.
An Ottoman bichaq, literally "knife", shaped like
Of a type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.
Sets with a knife and chopsticks and sometimes some other utensils were co
With narrow liuyedao blades of moderate curvature.
Of a type worn among others by the Valiant Cavalry.
With the relatively rare feature of a raised backedge.
An Ottoman bichaq, literally "knife", shaped like a yata
An interesting Tibetan shortsword with acute point.
Of the Western Buryats, living near the shores of Lake Baikal.
A rare Ottoman bow that has seen better days.
Used to move imperial orders from the emperor’s quarters to the recipient.
With fine blade, of liuyedao form with a gentle curvature.
With massive 10mm thick blade with strong distal taper.
Late 18th century, complete with its original scabbard.
With ce rong or "open ravines" pattern of zig-zag lines in the steel.
The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords p