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Outstanding set of húdiédāo
A set of the rarer long and wide variety with very well-carved hilts and good overall finish.
Qing páidāo (shield knife)
With Tongzhi reign marks, corresponding to the year 1863.
Marwari talwar with 1857 dated hilt
The hilt is in the typical Marwari Rajput style, made by Ram Namar in 1857 A.D.
Slender hudiedao pair
A classic example of the narrow military type, with brass guards.
Hudiedao set with scabbard
Classic pair of Southern Chinese butterfly swords.
Group of arms from Tonkin
Probably from the French Tonkin campaign of the 1880s.
Sialkot (production center)
A town well-known for its arms production, and gold overlay work (koftgari)
Punjabi koftgari lockbox
Iron lockbox with key, decorated with the gold koftgari normally seen on arms.