An over 400-year-old Mughal court dagger. Once lavishly decorated with gold.
Many Mongols, the Khalkas in particular, had close ties with the Manchu ru
An unusual type with a broad leaf-shaped head with deep sunken panels.
Of typical southern form with a very slender, pointy blade.
A Sinhalese knife with lavish silver mounts and overlay.
Of the practical fighting type, made of a dense wood known as eroa.
Of rare form with short but very heavy double-edged blade.
The first of its kind I've ever seen on the market.
A Chinese shortsword made by a well-known Longquan maker.
Of a type worn among others by the Valiant Cavalry.
Bali keris with fine slanted wrapped pamor, considered to be one of the most powerful pamor.
With an inscription alluding to it having belonged to the son of Tipu Sultan.
The yaodao, literally "waist saber" was the standard side-arm for
A large and rather interesting Chinese jian dating from the Chines
A quiver of the late Qing dynasty.
A massive example weighing just over 800 grams. With scabbard.
A magnificent example of a Vietnamese ceremonial saber, or guőm.
Indian loop hilted dagger are generally called bichuwa (बिछुवा )
With silver-clad scabbard executed in their typical style.
With fine overlaid blade this area was known for.
With heavy silver mounts, pierced and chiseled.
With wootz blade, and silver overlaid hilt that was finished with fire-gilding.
Of typical form, but with an all-silver hilt that carries Chinese silver marks.
Yet another type that I had not yet seen before.
A north Indian bichuwa dagger with recurved blade and richly decorated hilt.
A Palembang style sword with a fine twist-core blade and carved hardwood scabbard.
A nice example of a rare type of weapon from the Sinhalese arsenal.
With a narrow, double fullered blade and sharp tip and brass mounts in the earlier style.
Rare sword from the headhunters of Nias. Complete with talismanic basket and belt hook.
Iron lockbox with key, decorated with the gold koftgari normally seen on arms.
A slender makiri with a bark wrapped scabbard.
A nice belatu with the rarer gari matuwà style blade.
With fine blade, of liuyedao form with a gentle curvature.
A very nice and complete example, circa 1920's-30's.
With an estimated draw weight of 160-200 pounds.
Often mistaken for true Qianlong work.
With inscription that reads: Raja Pagaruyung or "ruler of Pagaruyung".
With a blade of 17th-century European manufacture, with trader's name on it.
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
Persian wootz shamshir in a talwar hilt from Lahore.
With fine carved hilts, substantial bronze D-guards, and subtle signs of heat treatment on the blades.
This style was worn by nobles and senior officials.
Late 18th century, complete with its original scabbard.
With fine quality jade hilt and baitong mounted scabbard.
The hilt inlaid with silver, once blued for added contrast.
Called suàntóu gǔduǒ in Mandarin, with characteristic brass head.
With wootz blade inlaid in gold with the name of the maker and the owner.
With dramatically shaped blades and inlaid hilts.
The terms peidao or yaodao are synonyms that were in use
It has a narrow but sturdy blade with a springy temper.
Blade signed Sesshū-jū Fujiwara Hiroyoshi, active in the 1670s-80s.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.