With a five-clawed imperial dragon chasing the pearl of wisdom.
Iron chopsticks that combine as a kogai, with silver inlaid Paulownia mon.
Fitted with facetted armor-piercing bodkins type arrowheads.
Light and slender arrows with small metal tips, optimized for long-distance shooting.
This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
Named so due to their extremely heavy, bullet-shaped arrowheads.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
A classic Japanese ship tsuba with a motif called “kazeh
A charming little sewar dagger from the island of Sumatra, Indonesia.
A miniature piece meant for use by a small boy.
At first sight, this may look like a miniature version of a standard Qing s
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
As a non-military weapon, not much was written about Chin
Presented in this article is a somewhat rare example of a purely practical Vietna
Of slender type with a chiseled iron knot shaped bolster.
A typical example with a nice forge folded blade with differential heat treatment.
A fairly unusual piece, of eight-lobed design.
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
With fairly large broadheads, painted tails and bulbous nocks.
Of a type that is strongly associated with the Vijayanagara empire.
An old bronze hilt in the shape of chilanum hilts.
A small Korean knife called eunjangdo, literally "
A heavy, well-made piece that was probably a military issue.
A rather good example of a Japanese-made nanban tsuba.
A near round tsuba with beaded rim depicting two dragons in vegetal scrollwork.
Of a type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.
For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
These sabers from Kalimantan exhibit a mix of European, Islamic, and local styles.
An early Chinese militia jiàn most likely dating from the Ming.
From the same set, but with a variety of different arrowheads.
With classic cinnabar red, yellow, green and black lacquered decoration.
Of a style that fell out of use with the fall of the Qing.
Many Asian export sword guards, and later Japanese guards inspired by them
A type of long keris often described as "execution keris".
Fitted with strong, facetted armor-piercing heads.
With a very good, substantial blade with differential heat treatment.
A late Qing dynasty niuweidao (牛尾刀) or "oxtail sa
Unusually large and with all-metal handle that opens with a screw.
With fine silver mounts worked in repousse with designs of flowers and foliage.
With a finely crafted silver handle with dragons and squirrels, mounted on a malacca cane.
An antique Sinhalese walking cane, made of a light and relatively flexible
With paddle-shaped blade associated with the Nggela Islands.
Flails derived off farming tools were used since antiquity
With points mimicking the shape of the Indian push dagger called "katar".
Of an all-wooden construction, simulating a sheathed long saber.
From the Ming-Qing transition period, with many typical Ming features.
The Dayak people of Borneo used two to three meter long bl
Sets with a knife and chopsticks and sometimes some other utensils were co
Also known as kothimora khukuri, in a scabbard with repousse silver mounts.
With leaf-shaped blade with strong ribbed feature on either side.
With a small, barbed armor-piercing point and early style painted shaft.
Fitting in a single scabbard. Modest for Sinhalese work.