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Hulu Radon / Hulu Balu Mekabun
Indonesian name for a keris hilt depicting a veiled woman
17th century Javanese tombak
With floral overlay, kinatah, typical for the period.
Thick Aoi gata tsuba with foreigners
With fine golden overlays, even on the thick rim.
Aoi-gata tsuba with foreigners
Unusual tsuba with foreign figures and Chinese auspicious symbols.
Sawasa east indian inkwell
Sawasa is metalware in black and gold made primarily for the Dutch expat community in Asia.
17th century Chinese saber guard
With the swirling arabesque motifs that are typical for this period.
Chinese dish with lady mary and child
A rare early dish meant for a Christian market.
Very good Deccan chilanum
A large example in excellent state of preservation.
Shimazu mon daishō
A pair of daishō with blades forged by the Takada smiths of Bungo in the north of Kyūshū.
Early Edo samurai armor
Very heavy armor, made for business.
Mino Mitsunaka (美濃光仲)
A Japanese sword fittings artist who worked in the Mino-bori style.
Southern Chinese openwork sword guard
In the style of northern work of the 16th and 17th centuries
Early Canton tsuba
Made in Canton, China, for the Japanese market.
Colonial revolving matchlock gun
With five chamber canister. The whole in silver gilt overlay with Vietnamese decorative elements.
Ming period stirrups
Forged iron, swiveled stirrups with an entirely beaded frame and openwork platforms.
Pierced iron saddle bows
This kind of fine work is typical for Tibetan work of the 15th-16th centuries.
Large Ming tuánliàn jiàn
A large piece dating from the Ming-Qing transition period of the 17th century.
Echizen Kanesada in striking koshirae
Blade with fine dragon horimono. The mounts signed Sōmin and Masatatsu.
17th century Vietnamese lance
With a black and gold metal sleeve, often called "sawasa".
Large southern silver gilt katar
Its hilt overlaid with thick silver, then fire-gilt.
Early Mughal kapwah
An over 400-year-old Mughal court dagger. Once lavishly decorated with gold.
Silver chevron katar
All the designs being true inlay, with almost no losses.
It literally means "gold" but is also a technique for setting gems into brittle surfaces.
Firanghi with gold overlaid hilt
The manner of decoration is entirely geometrical, which is very hard to do right.
European sword blade keris
In the style of a Malay keris panjang.
Exceptionally large pierced iron guard for a Chinese yidao; "virtuous saber".
Katana in horse theme koshirae
Blade signed Sesshū-jū Fujiwara Hiroyoshi, active in the 1670s-80s.
N.B.T.H.K. Hozon with a set of Nanban-style koshirae with signed tsuba.
Southern katar with yali langets
Of a style often associated with Tanjore, the seat of the Vijayanagara empire.
Türkenbeute flintlock musket
Fine German hunting flintlock with captured Ottoman barrel.
Slender chilanum dagger
Of elegant form with very crisp blade.
Talwar with 1693 dated blade
With later, elaborately chiseled hilt of very fine quality.
Deccan firanghi with silver overlay
The basket hilt is elaborately overlaid with silver in floral designs.
Fine 17th century pattissa
The enormous blade made of fine, boldly contrasting wootz steel.
Katana by Musashi Taro Yasukuni
Signed, ubu. Complete with tasteful koshirae and Hozon papers.
Musashi Taro Yasukuni (武蔵太郎安国)
A Japanese swordsmith who lived between 1650-1730.
Early Indian shield
Made of thick lacquered hide, with a single brass boss
Shin jūgomai kōbuse-gitae (真十五枚甲伏鍛え)
Japanese sword construction that is was found inscribed on some tangs.
Knives and swords of the Ainu
19th-century ethnographers noticed that they had no iron production and relied solely on trade for articles like knives and swords. However, archaeologists found iron working facilities in 1988 and 1990.
Kunikiyo wakizashi, Yamano test cut
A wakizashi by master Kunikiyo, tested by the most famous sword tester of 17th century Japan.
A line of Japanese swordsmiths working in Echizen.
Fine Kinai dragon tsuba
Made by the Kinai group of Echizen, who originated as horimono carvers.
Yari with kusabi-hi
Large Japanese spearhead with red lacquered zig-zag groove. Signed Mitsuhiro.
Suneate with Dutch leather
A pair of Samurai shin protectors finished with Dutch "goudleer".
Bikaner lance head
With square cross-section point and several Bikaner armory markings.
Lìngjiàn (令箭) or "Command Arrow"
A special arrow used to prove one's authority.
A town in Rajasthan known for its blade making industry, as well as a type of sword.
Solingen blade with pata hilt
Indian gauntlet sword with German blade made in Solingen.
Súng hỏa mai
Vietnamese word for matchlock musket.