Iron lockbox with key, decorated with the gold koftgari normally seen on arms.
A flaming skull that was once part of the crown of a Tibetan oracle.
Made by the Kinai group of Echizen, who originated as horimono carvers.
With a sayagaki by Honma sensei attributing it to Yosozaemon.
A fine cross-shaped yari made by Enju Nobakatsu, with NBTHK Hozon papers.
With Nanban-style guard and kozuka. Signed Fujiwara Hisayoshi.
Rare sword from the headhunters of Nias. Complete with talismanic basket and belt hook.
Collected by Victor Auguste Robin, a senior officer of the Tonkin expeditionary force 1885-1887.
With the characteristic carved face hilt and the rarer "sarong seltoep" scabbard.
An oversized utility knife of the headhunters of Borneo.
A very ornate example worn by chieftains of the Rukai and Paiwan tribes of Southern Taiwan.
Of the hill peoples of the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
A striking battle helmet from the Momoyama period of 1568-1600 A.D.
With square cross-section point and several Bikaner armory markings.
Complete example with the rarer feature of inlays at the base of the blade.
This one has the early, peaked form and is signed by its maker.
A very good sword from South Sulawesi (Celebes) with silver mounts and a dated VOC blade.
In quasi European style with a stirrup hilt and Dutch-style leather scabbard.
Early piece with an unusual European-style stiletto blade.
With fine blade in recent polish. With resting scabbard.
Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
Complete with a large number of darts, some with poisoned tips.
Long piece, original length, with aso motif inlaid in blade.
With dramatically shaped blades and inlaid hilts.
With bat-shaped guard. A very high-quality example for the time period.
Indian gauntlet sword with German blade made in Solingen.
From the P. Holstein collection, published in 1931.
Utilizing a Chinese guard and following the Chinese hilt design.
With fine chiseled decoration and largely intact koftgari.
Traditionally associated with Vishnu, it was an essential piece of equipment for the Sikh nihang.
With wootz blade, Marwari style hilt, and its original red velvet scabbard.
With Persian wootz blade, engraved at forte with floral designs.
With silver overlaid blade and silver mounts worked in repousse. With some of Burne's personal items.
A fine Marwari talwar presented to the Dewan (chief minister) of Bikaner in 1756 A.D.
A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.
A 16th hooded katar with the wide, ribbed blade that is characteristic for this period.
An unusually ornate iteration of the design, intended for Hindu ceremonies.
An early example, late Vijayanagara empire, with a fine wootz spatulate blade.
A remarkable example of bladesmithing with a 5 row twist-core pattern that meanders over the blade.
Signed by an artist named Kanesada from Higo.
A set for the beginning collector.
Tetsugendo school. Round plate with discoid cross-section, chiseled with dragons.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
With an armory stamp dated Hijri 1326, corresponding to about 1908.
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.
A Hindu dagger following an ancient style that was preserved in Afghanistan.
A small, heavily reinforced buckler as used by Ottoman Kurdish infantry.
With a long, sword-like blade characteristic of this type. With original belt.
A Palembang style sword with a fine twist-core blade and carved hardwood scabbard.
This style was worn by nobles and senior officials.