A fine cross-shaped yari made by Enju Nobakatsu, with NBTHK Hozon papers.
Large Japanese spearhead with red lacquered zig-zag groove. Signed Mitsuhiro.
With fine chiseled decoration and largely intact koftgari.
With a large iron guard and hard wooden shaft.
A highly unusual set of paired maces with crescent tips.
Called suàntóu gǔduǒ in Mandarin, with characteristic brass head.
With lacquered shaft. Previously sold at Sotheby's in 1985.
Of a rarer form, often used for ceremonial pole-arms.
A Chinese traditional hidden striking weapon, this time executed in the "white copper" alloy.
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
A large and impressive blade, its pole cut-down.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
Depicting the golden cat, representing the 6th military rank.
Of a style that fell out of use with the fall of the Qing.
A heavy, well-made piece that was probably a military issue.
With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
A forked mace with cast ornament in the middle of the cross guard.
With large dragon head collar piece.
Unusual set of paired Chinese maces of good workmanship.
Chinese civilian martial artists used a wide variety of weapons.
The Japanese kusarigama is a variation of the gama, a scythe-like weapon that
One of the classic weapons in Chinese martial arts.
A Japanese volume from the 唐土訓蒙圖彚 or "Illustrated Encyclopedia of Things Ch
This very well-made box is entirely made of wootz steel.
With tapering blade, hollow ground on each side to make the edges slightly sharper.
In Chinese military culture, there has long been a distinc
Used to move imperial orders from the emperor’s quarters to the recipient.
At first sight, this may look like a miniature version of a standard Qing s
As a non-military weapon, not much was written about Chin
One of the most iconic of Chinese weapons, commonly known as "Guandao"
With a five-clawed imperial dragon chasing the pearl of wisdom.
Flails derived off farming tools were used since antiquity