With a five-clawed imperial dragon chasing the pearl of wisdom.
Iron chopsticks that combine as a kogai, with silver inlaid Paulownia mon.
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.
A simple early 20th-century fighting dagger with ribbed grip.
Asian sword guard of unknown origin, modified in Japan.
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.
Weapons not for man, but for an unfortunate rooster. Retired, in a hardwood box.
An oversized utility knife of the headhunters of Borneo.
Of the hill peoples of the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
A peculiar form of dagger found on the northern part of the island of Sumatra.
The work nice and crisp, the execution has a naturalistic charm to it.
A classic Japanese ship tsuba with a motif called “kazeh
A charming little sewar dagger from the island of Sumatra, Indonesia.
An excellently designed thrusting dagger with T-spine and sharp tip.
A double-edged samurai tool with morbid origins.
A classic example with an older blade and timaha wood scabbard.
A very rare flask used by Chin men of Burma for sipping nicotine water.
At first sight, this may look like a miniature version of a standard Qing s
Presented in this article is a somewhat rare example of a purely practical Vietna
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.
With iron ferrule and copper and silver overlaid blade.
As a non-military weapon, not much was written about Chin
Also known as Kwanto-gata, with two facing dragon chasing a pearl.
Complete with a large number of darts, some with poisoned tips.
With carved wooden hilt with a beautiful deep patina. Blade in old finish.
Modeled after the Chinese "guan dao", made of lacquered wood.
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
A typical example with a nice forge folded blade with differential heat treatment.
The sword and everyday tool of the headhunters of Borneo.
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.
With blonde horn grip scales and brass plated scabbard.
This style was produced in Tangerang, just West of Batavia, now Jakarta.
A small Korean knife called eunjangdo, literally "
Early piece with an unusual European-style stiletto blade.
A heavy, well-made piece that was probably a military issue.
Tetsugendo school. Round plate with discoid cross-section, chiseled with dragons.
Of a type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.
For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
A type of long keris often described as "execution keris".
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.
These sabers from Kalimantan exhibit a mix of European, Islamic, and local styles.
With a long, sword-like blade characteristic of this type. With original belt.