With Nanban-style guard and kozuka. Signed Fujiwara Hisayoshi.
Classic pair of Southern Chinese butterfly swords.
A once fine example that had a bit of a rough life.
Once belonging to William Fraser (1784-1835), a British civil servant.
A nice example with fossil elephant or mastodon molar butt plates.
With heavy mounts executed in silver.
With chevron patterned blade of alternating types of steel.
A large Chinese double handed falchion of a form that is both related to th
With lunette pommel of ivory plates.
Made of heavy silk with gilt copper alloy mounts.
Constructed out of dense hardwood and with fine mother-of-pearl inlays in the Vietnamese fashion.
The archetypical Chinese sword guard that gave rise to the Japanese genre of "nanban tsuba".
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
Combining surplus Qing mounts with Mongol leatherwork.
A heavy piece with a substantial blade, with smooth bronze mounts.
With lacquered shaft. Previously sold at Sotheby's in 1985.
Produced in the ordnance factory in Zengbu, near Guangzhou.
With an armory stamp dated Hijri 1326, corresponding to about 1908.
An impressively large kasthāné, dating from the 18th century.
Blade marked with VOC Amsterdam monogram, and the year 1769.
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
With markings attributing it to Jalore.
A very fine, long and slender example with elaborate golden damascening.
An honest, unpretentious fighting weapon of the Ming-Qing period.
With a blade with a concave edge, in stained deerhorn mounts with fine silver wire inlays.
Of Chinese manufacture, traded widely and used gainst the Dutch during the Aceh Wars in 1873–1904.
A number of downsized Indian toradar with such lavish inl
This very well-made box is entirely made of wootz steel.
Made of steel, decorated with fine gold overlay in a pattern of swastikas.
Exhibiting an interesting blend of Chinese and Tibetan features.
Of rather clean design for the area, with separate silver mouth with teeth in hilt.
A sharp, heavier user. Not the flimsy type usually encountered.
With raised gold overlay and gilt-enamel
With triple tiered golden crown with enamel decor.
With a hilt that is of typical southern form, with a cupped base and langets.
Accomplished by bending the edge up and down alternately and polishing it smooth again.
Perhaps one of the most famous and long-lived of Chinese weapons.
A signed and dated Burmese dha.
A Japanese sword guard with the cross of the House of Aviz.
With a charming brass zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
Also known as piha-kaetta, this is more correctly a pihiya.
Measuring almost a meter, with exceptional blade for a ceremonial keris.
The best of its kind known to me, with silver overlay and ivory finial.
A remarkable example of bladesmithing with a 5 row twist-core pattern that meanders over the blade.
With fine blade in recent polish. With resting scabbard.
The dpa'dam of Tibet is a long, single edged swor
With a Parisian blade carrying the royal emblem of King Rama IV.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
With beautifully carved horn grip.
The wide blade with clipped tip mounted on a riveted wooden grip.
A rare and sought-after type. This one comes in its original silver mounted scabbard.