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Fine early kora sword

Very rare early kora

Complete with goatskin-covered scabbard with fine quill embroidery.
Palace Museum khukuri

The Palace Museum khukurī

A very important early khukurī kept in the Palace Museum, Beijing.
Northern Indian katar logo

Northern katar

with laminated blade and chiseled hilt.
Northern katar of Southern style

Katar from Kota, Rajasthan

Indian wootz blade and remains of floral gold overlay.
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Sinhalese pihiya with scabbard

Introduction

Often called piha-kaetta, which are actually the chopper versions, these knives were ma

Gold alloy piha kaetta logo

Gold alloy Sinhalese pihiya

Often called piha-kaetta, these knives were mainly made by the King's Workshops.
Hulu Balu Mekabun

Hulu Radon / Hulu Balu Mekabun

Indonesian name for a keris hilt depicting a veiled woman
Fine pierced nanban tsuba

Fine pierced nanban tsuba

Very delicate work with carved guardian lions.
Hirado Kunishige tsuba

Hirado Kunishige tsuba

Of a copper alloy with a different shade on each side.
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Small Chinese saber guard

Of pierced iron, elaborately cut with lotus petal border.
Aoi gata tsuba with foreigners logo

Thick Aoi gata tsuba with foreigners

With fine golden overlays, even on the thick rim.
Asian export sword guard with foreigners logo

Aoi-gata tsuba with foreigners

Unusual tsuba with foreign figures and Chinese auspicious symbols.
Nanban ship tsuba logo

Iron nanban ship tsuba

Pierced and chiseled showing an 18th century European vessel.
Hirado Kunishige fuchi logo

Hirado Kunishige fuchi

One of his classic designs, signed by the maker.
Sawasa smallsword pommel snuff bottle

Sawasa smallsword pommel

Upgraded with filigree to resemble a snuff bottle.
Sawasa ink container logo

Sawasa east indian inkwell

Sawasa is metalware in black and gold made primarily for the Dutch expat community in Asia.
Unusual nanban tsuba

Unusual nanban tsuba

Very finely carved with designs reminiscent of export wares.
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.
Indian bronze betel box

Indian betel box

Made of brass and bronze, now deeply patinated.
Dutch Colonial sirih box logo

Dutch Colonial sirih box

Complete with key, inside divider and four silver containers.
Nyamba hilt with seal logo

Nyamba keris hilt with seal

Rare old keris handle made into a European wax seal.
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SE Asian dha with "Musashi tsuba"

In excavated condition, with copper alloy hilt.
Wootz khanjar blade logo

Fine wootz khanjar

With early blade of "brilliant black" wootz.
Tibetan quiver logo

Broken Tibetan quiver

A once fine example that had a bit of a rough life.
Tibetan silver overlaid shortsword logo

Silver overlaid Tibetan shortsword

With a rare, finely forged double hairpin blade.
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.
Huyadao logo

Hǔyádāo (虎牙刀), "tiger tooth sword"

Mandarin name of a Chinese-edged weapon with a 1:1 hilt-blade ratio.
Heavy armor piercing katar

Heavy armor piercing katar

With a narrow blade of impressive thickness. Attributable to the Bundelkhand area.
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Flintlock lance

A what? Yes exactly. An extremely rare piece, the only example I am aware of in published collections at least.
Silver chevron katar

Silver chevron katar

All the designs being true inlay, with almost no losses.
Kundan setting logo

kundan (कुंदन)

It literally means "gold" but is also a technique for setting gems into brittle surfaces.
Firangi logo

Firanghi with gold overlaid hilt

The manner of decoration is entirely geometrical, which is very hard to do right.
Deccan talwar of William Fraser logo

A Fraser talwar from the Deccan

Once belonging to William Fraser (1784-1835), a British civil servant.
18th century Indian talwar with Fraser provenance

A Fraser talwar, 18th century

Once belonging to William Fraser (1784-1835), a British civil servant.
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Japanese inspired Asian sword

Inspired by uchigatana brought into Vietnam by Japanese refugees who settled along the coast.
Yagami school nanban tsuba

Yagami school nanban tsuba

A masterpiece of the genre. The Yagami school were excellent carvers of iron.
Hirado Kunishige tsuba logo

Enamelled Hirado Kunishige tsuba

Fine work and one of the very few enamelled tsuba by this maker.
Hirado Kunishige logo

Hirado Kunishige (平戸市國重)

A group of Japanese sword fitting makers working on the island of Hirado.
Keris panjang with European blade logo

European sword blade keris

In the style of a Malay keris panjang.
Chinese yidao guard logo

Yidao guard

Exceptionally large pierced iron guard for a Chinese yidao; "virtuous saber".
Three wise monkeys tsuba logo

Three wise monkeys tsuba

Japanese sword guard depicting three wise monkeys conveying the message see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.