A fine, early example with silver-plated details.
With elaborately pierced and chiseled hilt.
With a recurved blade and elaborate bronze hilt decorated with chakras.
With early pierced iron pommel and a style of scabbard worn in Arunachal Pradesh.
With brass mounts and ray skin covered scabbard.
Plain when sheathed, unsheathing reveals a rather nice silver overlaid blade.
A nice honest example of an early south Indian katar with great sculptural qualities.
Made of wood, with a silver ornamental fitting of remarkable workmanship.
With a large iron guard and hard wooden shaft.
A rather well-made example of its type.
A nice Balkan Ottoman dagger of a type called hançer
A translucent hide shield with gilt brass ornaments. Probably Nepalese of for a Nepalese client.
An Ottoman bichaq, literally "knife", shaped like
A rare Ottoman bow that has seen better days.
From the Aceh region, described locally as peudeueng peusangan with a "hulu meu apet" or Indian styled basket hilt.
Cochinchina, second half of the 18th century.
With gilt-copper hilt and scabbard done in beautiful Kutch style repousse work.
Long yet light, with unusual flower-shaped iron guard.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords peculiar to t
Adjusted for use on a Japanese sword.
With good, layered blade, mounted in forged iron mounts.
Made of a beautiful piece of black zitan hardwood, carved in a spiral, topped with a silver knob.
With characteristic bulb pommel and silver plating on hilt and scabbard.
Large and heavy example with the notable Umlauff provenance.
With the characteristic carved face hilt and the rarer "sarong seltoep" scabbard.
Of a typical style used in Hokkaido in the 19th century.
With the relatively rare feature of a raised backedge.
The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords p
Japanese mail set, with small ring vest and coif sewn to a thick cotton undergarment.
One of the last bows by Yang Wentong, father of Yang Fuxi.
An earlier example with an iconographic hilt.
A substantial example, of elegant form, with a complex grooved blade.
These ornate versions with hairpin forged blades were worn by local royalty.
Produced in the ordnance factory in Zengbu, near Guangzhou.
With different types of decor on either side of the hilt.
Entirely clad in silver and with a differentially heat treated blade.
A large and impressive blade, its pole cut-down.
With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
A Chinese "sword breaker" with the rarer, bamboo-sectioned rod.
Also called jamdhar doulicaneh. Forged from a single piece of steel, complete with scabbard.
An interesting Tibetan shortsword with acute point.
A typical example, complete with lacquered scabbard.
A fat-bellied variety of the Nepalese khukurī with mirror polished blade and iron handle with fine silver overlay.
Long piece, original length, with aso motif inlaid in blade.
Finely crafted wootz blade, and golden inlays at the base.
A classic example of the narrow military type, with brass guards.
A good set of the first half of the 19th century, with large and rather heavy forge folded blades.
A very early example of the type, with locally made rapier style blade.
Called Súng hỏa mai in Vietnamese, with baitong lock.
A 16th hooded katar with the wide, ribbed blade that is characteristic for this period.