Bāguà (八卦) "Eight Trigrams"Chinese meaning "Eight Trigrams", representing the fundamental principles of our world.
Lóngquán Daoist shuāngjiànA very good set of Daoist straightswords in a single scabbard. There is a lot to see here, but I will start with the blades.
A Vietnamese Christian crossConstructed out of dense hardwood and with fine mother-of-pearl inlays in the Vietnamese fashion.
Seven stars militia jianA short, stout Chinese straightsword of a type used by village defenses across the empire.
Mamluk style sword in talwar hiltChiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
Běidǒu (北斗)The Seven Stars of the "the Big Dipper". An important constellation in traditional Chinese philosophy and religion.
A south Indian spearhead with a thick double-edged, symmetrical leaf-shaped blade.
Antique Chinese jianA fine Chinese straightsword blade, of typical Qing form with a rather wide profile.
Ten avatars of Vishnu katarVishnu, the Hindu god of preservation, took many mortal shapes, or "avatar"
Large Chinese Daoist swordChiseled in the blade is “勅今” which could either mean "imperial order" or "Daoist magic command".
A fine Indian toradar with inlaid stock
A number of downsized Indian toradar with such lavish inlays are in circulati
The Demon Repeller - Talisman sword
The Chinese straightsword or jian (劍) was the side arm of the Ch