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.
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.
Qing period blade in very nicely made early 20th century mounts.
With fine quality jade hilt and baitong mounted scabbard.
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.
A Qing officer saber with silver overlay on the blade.
Nice plain dha as used in Yunnan, Burma, and northern Thailand. Complete with baldric.
Exceptionally large pierced iron guard for a Chinese yidao; "virtuous saber".
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.
With fine 18th century blade that combines many stylistic features.
With spinach green jade handle and carved buffalo horn scabbard.
Signed, ubu. Complete with tasteful koshirae and Hozon papers.
Of a type used by bandits, brigands, pirates, and the like.
A Chinese shortsword made by a well-known Longquan maker.
Sized like the Chinese changren dadao, yet the execution of the hilt is Cambodian.
Based on a Chinese military saber blade, with unusual horn demon hilt
Tokubetsu Hozon, attributed to Den Tametsugu. With fine itomaki no tachi koshirae.
A luxury Ainu knife styled after the Japanese tantō.
Resembling a makiri but with the blade's edge on the opposite side.
Of a typical style used in Hokkaido in the 19th century.
A slender makiri with a bark wrapped scabbard.
An exceptionally well-carved Ainu knife.
A classic example of the narrow military type, with brass guards.
Classic pair of Southern Chinese butterfly swords.
A fine twistcore blade in standard pattern Qing military mounts.
Unusual Chinese duanjian with fine gilt mounts and a blade of non-Chinese origin.
A wakizashi by master Kunikiyo, tested by the most famous sword tester of 17th century Japan.
Made by the Kinai group of Echizen, who originated as horimono carvers.
With a sayagaki by Honma sensei attributing it to Yosozaemon.
With Nanban-style guard and kozuka. Signed Fujiwara Hisayoshi.
A heavy Sin-Vietnamese fighting knife, with recently polished blade.
With fine blade in recent polish. With resting scabbard.
Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
With bat-shaped guard. A very high-quality example for the time period.
Signed by an artist named Kanesada from Higo.
Tetsugendo school. Round plate with discoid cross-section, chiseled with dragons.
A simple piece, but with a nicely etched blade typical for the Tibetan / Sichuan borderlands.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
Unusual piece with depiction of a foreign figure.
Large example with gold and silver overlay.
Asian sword guard of unknown origin, modified in Japan.
Also known as Kwanto-gata, with two facing dragon chasing a pearl.