This type of axe was part of the standard equipment of the
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".
The main disadvantage of early firearms was the long time it took to reload them.
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".
An Ottoman bichaq, literally "knife", shaped like
Of the Malabar coast, South India.
The handle covered with gold damascening.
Of a type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.
Sets with a knife and chopsticks and sometimes some other utensils were co
Also known as pedang lurus.
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.
A large example of a type called sang.
The slender blade is made of flawless wootz steel in boldly contrasting shades of silver and dark grey.
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.
Possibly made in Gujarat and eventually incorporated in the Bikaner armory
With a substantial, quality blade.
The talwar or talvār (Hindi) is
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
An early type of Korean soldier's helmet.
Introduction to the type
This type of sword is referred to as zhibe
Pellet bows and crossbows have a long history in China.
Called khiên in Vietnamese.
With an estimated draw weight of 160-200 pounds.
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
A nice Balkan Ottoman dagger of a type called hançer
In Chinese military culture, there has long been a distinc
A north Indian bichuwa dagger with recurved blade and richly decorated hilt.
A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one, converted for Japanese use.
The yaodao, literally "waist saber" was the standard side-arm for
Often mistaken for true Qianlong work.
It comes with its complete set of fittings in a thick gauge of báitóng.
The terms peidao or yaodao are synonyms that were in use
The Chinese saber comes in a great variety of curvatures, profiles, and wi
This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.