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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.
Signed paidao

Qing páidāo (shield knife)

With Tongzhi reign marks, corresponding to the year 1863.
Marwar talwar with dated hilt

Marwari talwar with 1857 dated hilt

The hilt is in the typical Marwari Rajput style, made by Ram Namar in 1857 A.D.
Slender set of 19th century military hudiedao

Slender hudiedao pair

A classic example of the narrow military type, with brass guards.
Hudiedao

Hudiedao set with scabbard

Classic pair of Southern Chinese butterfly swords.
Tonkin arms group

Group of arms from Tonkin

Probably from the French Tonkin campaign of the 1880s.
Sialkot lockbox

Sialkot (production center)

A town well-known for its arms production, and gold overlay work (koftgari)
Punjab koftgari lockbox logo

Punjabi koftgari lockbox

Iron lockbox with key, decorated with the gold koftgari normally seen on arms.