A fine eastern Tibetan example with silver braided scabbard mounts.
A late Qing dynasty niuweidao (牛尾刀) or "oxtail sa
Representing the height of the sword maker's art of its period.
The sword of the tribes living in and near the Khyber pass.
From the Aceh region, described locally as peudeueng peusangan with a "hulu meu apet" or Indian styled basket hilt.
The ridged and facetted blade shape that is so well known
Presented in this article is a somewhat rare example of a purely practical Vietna
Most Chinese swords and sabers are made with a hard high carbon steel
With captured French blade, ground down to fit.
An unusual dha with features of various cultures.
With rare raised backedge.
The peidao (佩刀) or yaodao (腰刀)
Showing the strong Japanese influence on Vietnamese sword making of the time.
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
The Chinese straightsword or jian (劍) was th
In excavated condition. Probably 15th-17th century.
Its silver scabbard richly decorated in churi chenm style or "wavy pattern".
Most antique Vietnamese sabers on the mar
With Daoist talisman and Longquan markings.
An impressively large kasthāné, dating from the 18th century.
An unusual Vietnamese officer saber of the 19th century, with an all-horn hilt.
Ornate Vietnamese guőm (
Built around an excellent sanmei blade.
The grip made of a single piece, worked in high relief.
Made of a single piece of ivory, with a kneeling figure in its base.
A large Tibetan sword or dpa'dam, representing its classic form.
Miaodao simply being a more recent name for the wodao.
With triple tiered golden crown with enamel decor.
With chevron patterned blade of alternating types of steel.
A very good Vietnamese ceremonial kiem of the Nguyen dynasty.
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.
With inscription that reads: Raja Pagaruyung or "ruler of Pagaruyung".
Of the Malabar coast, South India.
Also known as pedang lurus.
With narrow liuyedao blades of moderate curvature.
An interesting Tibetan shortsword with acute point.
With a substantial, quality blade.
The talwar or talvār (Hindi) is
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
Introduction to the type
This type of sword is referred to as zhibe
The khanda represents one of the oldest forms of Indian sword
This one is for the connoisseur of blades.
With wootz blade and wootz Hindu basket hilt