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Republican duanjian

Ma Zhi Zhen Republican duānjiàn

Rare type with stylized bat guard and baitong mounth.
Wide bladed Sino-Vietnamese knife

Wide Sino-Vietnamese knife

Large bowie-type blade with prominent raised backedge.
Longquan duanjian by Wan Zi Hao

Longquan jiàn by Wan Zi Hao

A Chinese shortsword made by a well-known Longquan maker.
Mongolian trousse with stones logo

Mongolian trousse with stones

Description

A Mongolian trousse with horn hilted knife.

Fine Qing matchlock musket

Fine mid Qing matchlock musket

With a golden damascened lock of the Indo-Portuguese type.
late-chinese-pierced-guard-logo

Small Chinese saber guard

Of pierced iron, elaborately cut with lotus petal border.
17th century Chinese saber guard

17th century Chinese saber guard

With the swirling arabesque motifs that are typical for this period.
Chinese Porcelain dish with the Virgin Mary and child

Chinese dish with lady mary and child

A rare early dish meant for a Christian market.
Tang dynasty horse head logo

Tang dynasty horse head

Mounted on a custom hardwood stand
Chinese powder flask overall

Qing powder flask

Southern Chinese style with birds in plum branches.
Qing powder flask logo

Fine Qing powder flask

Very good example with a finely carved warrior scene.
Canton export lacquered box

Chinese export lacquer box

A nice example with unusually fine lacquerwork and a monogram in the lid.
Jade hilted Qing imperial court dagger logo

Qing imperial jade hilted dagger

An extremely rare dagger, made in the Qing court workshops.
Qianmen war arrows

Qianmen war arrows

I am a bit of an arrow fetishist.

Qing dynasty dadao logo

A large Qing dàdāo

Large and heavy example with the notable Umlauff provenance.
Antique Beijing hat logo

Black velvet Beijing hat

The hat traditionally worn by Beijingese gentlemen.
Chinese bamboo helmet logo

Southern Chinese military bamboo helmet

The archetype Chinese bamboo helmet that is often seen on early photos.
Chinese conical painted bamboo helmet logo

Painted conical bamboo helmet

Description

An old Chinese conical helmet of a type that militiamen and foot soldiers wore.

Chinese soldier's bamboo hat

Chinese bamboo helmet

As worn by Southern Chinese military and militiamen.
Chinese twisted hilt knife

Twisted hilt knife

Unusual Chinese knife with a twisted hilt with horn scales.
Jinchuan trousse set logo

Unusual bone and horn trousse

Description

An unusual Chinese trousse set.

Friends of winter trousse logo

Inlaid lacquer trousse set

Unusual Chinese trousse set with "friends of winter" theme.
Yunnan knives pair logo

Pair of fine Yunnan knives

Carrying Chinese silver marks on their scabbard mounts.
Large Qing military sword

Large Qing military sword

Probably of Southern origin, with a straight blade and flaring tip.
Chinese openwork sword guard

Southern Chinese openwork sword guard

In the style of northern work of the 16th and 17th centuries
Lotus border tsuba logo

Assymetric dragon tsuba

Chinese work for the Japanese market.
28 jewel canton tsuba

Canton tsuba with 28 "jewels"

Canton work for the Japanese market, with 28 metal balls in separate compartments.
Early Canton tsuba

Early Canton tsuba

Made in Canton, China, for the Japanese market.
Lobed Canton tsuba logo

Lobed Canton tsuba

Made in Canton, China, for the Japanese market.
Canton ship tsuba logo

Canton tsuba with ship

Made in Canton, China, for the Japanese market.
Five dragon Canton tsuba logo

Five dragon Canton tsuba

Made in Canton, China, for the Japanese market.
Water caltrop Canton tsuba logo

Water caltrop Canton tsuba

Made in Canton, China, for the Japanese market.
Canton tsuba logo

Facing dragon Canton tsuba

Made in Canton, China, for the Japanese market.
Canton group of Asian export sword guards logo

Nanban tsuba, a Canton group

Introduction

Among the genre generally classified as Nanban tsuba there is a distinct group with cha

Silver belt buckle in Qing style logo

Pierced silver buckle

Made of solid silver, in Qing court style. With 19th-century European import marks.
Archaic Asian shortsword

Archaic Chinese shortsword

Probably of Chinese origin, resembling some of the earliest Japanese swords in existence.
Chinese stirrups

Ming period stirrups

Forged iron, swiveled stirrups with an entirely beaded frame and openwork platforms.
Chinese repeating crossbow logo

Zhūgénǔ (诸葛弩) or "cho-ku-nu"

Chinese word for a repeating crossbow
Pelet repeating crossbow logo

Repeating pellet crossbow stock

A very rare variety of the Chinese repeating crossbow that shoots large pellets.
Outstanding set of Chinese hudiedao / wudipdou / batjamdo logo

Outstanding set of húdiédāo

A set of the rarer long and wide variety with very well-carved hilts and good overall finish.
Eight immortals logo

Bāxiān (八仙), "Eight Immortals"

Eight figures from Chinese Daoist mythology.
Chinese jian

Qing jiàn in later mounts

Qing period blade in very nicely made early 20th century mounts.
Southern Chinese hudiedao

Southern Chinese húdiédāo set

Wide-bladed pair with eccentric hilt features. Complete with scabbard.
Chinese matchlock pistol logo

Chinese matchlock pistol

The first of its kind I've ever seen on the market.
Southern Chinese saber marked H. Hunt 1876 logo

Chinese military saber marked 1876

Southern Chinese officer style saber with later inscription H.Hunt 1876.
Village dao logo

Chinese village dāo

A simple utilitarian weapon, probably made for rural martial artists or militia.
Signed paidao

Qing páidāo (shield knife)

With Tongzhi reign marks, corresponding to the year 1863.
Chinese jade hilted knife logo

Chinese jade hilted knife

With fine quality jade hilt and baitong mounted scabbard.
Qing tuanlian jian

Late Qing tuánliàn jiàn

Long yet light, with unusual flower-shaped iron guard.
Huyadao logo

Hǔyádāo (虎牙刀), "tiger tooth sword"

Mandarin name of a Chinese-edged weapon with a 1:1 hilt-blade ratio.