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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.
Tibetan bowcase & quiver
A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.
Nayar ritual sword
An unusually ornate iteration of the design, intended for Hindu ceremonies.
Nanban kogai & kozuka set (futakoromono)
The only set of its type known to me in both private and museum collections.
Golden inlaid Korean jangdo
Made of blackened copper-gold alloy, finely inlaid with poems in pure gold.