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Siamese Mamluk saber logo

French sword for the King of Siam

With a Parisian blade carrying the royal emblem of King Rama IV.
Humble dha with Mindan blade logo

Plain mounted Mindan dha

Plain when sheathed, unsheathing reveals a rather nice silver overlaid blade.
Early Mindan style dha logo

Early silver Burmese dha

With elaborate silver overlaid blade and inlaid iron hilt.
Burmese silver overlaid dha

Burmese silver overlaid dha

On a sturdy, user-grade blade with temper line.
Ju Yuan Hao target arrow logo

Chinese target arrow

With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.
Yang Wentong bow logo

Bow by Ju Yuan Hao of Beijing

Made by the last operational bowyer of China, probably for the Mongolian market.
Yari logo

An interesting Japanese yari

Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
A Manchu style bow from the Changxing workshop in Chengdu logo

A Chinese bow by Changxing

Rare extant work of a famous workshop in Chengdu.
Ottoman knife by Manceaux, Paris

Ottoman knife by Manceaux, Paris

Of superior quality manufacture, combining a mix of European and Ottoman taste.
Ottoman bichaq logo

A silver-niello Ottoman bichaq

Description

An Ottoman bichaq, literally "knife", shaped like a yatağan, the swor

Demon repeller

The Demon Repeller - Talisman sword

Introduction

The Chinese straightsword or jian (劍) was the side arm of the Ch