A good set of the first half of the 19th century, with large and rather heavy, forge folded blades.
An antique set of scabbard fittings for a Chinese saber, probably second ha
Many Mongols, the Khalkas in particular, had close ties with the Manchu ru
A nice example of a rare, shorter carbine sized Tibetan matchlock musket.
A nice example of a rare type of weapon from the Sinhalese arsenal.
With blackened iron panels with decorative borders carved in relief.
The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords p
In a style associated with Maharao Raja Ram Singh.
A south Indian spearhead with a thick double-edged, symmetrical leaf-shaped
With lunette pommel of ivory plates.
A serious weapon with a very good blade and heavy plating.
I love depictions of ships on tsuba, so here is another one.
A classic Japanese ship tsuba with a motif called “kazeh
Its decoration consists of fantastic designs of various animals, mythical and existing.
A very fine Malay matchlock or "satingar" with Indo-Portuguese style luck.
Many Asian export sword guards, and later Japanese guards inspired by them
A fine Chinese straightsword blade, of typical Qing form with a rather wide profile.
Presented in this article is one of the most characteristi
A large and rather interesting Chinese jian dating from the Chines
An unusual piece: Jian with these mountings are usually of the long type, o
With leaf-shaped blade with strong ribbed feature on either side.
Korean ceremonial sabers of the Joseon dynasty are pretty
The design, overlaid in silver, gold, and copper, over a crosshatched background shows dragon amongst clouds.
What are today known as "Ezo fittings" are a style of Japanese sword mount
A fairly unusual piece, of eight-lobed design.
An interesting little sword guard, of fairly simple form w
Lobed guards are found across Asia, also among Chinese and Japanese guards
The archetypical Chinese sword guard of the 17th century.
Products of Asian maritime trade in the 17th-18th centuries.
Of superior quality manufacture, combining a mix of European and Ottoman taste.
From approximately the 5th to 3rd century B.C.
Of a type referred to as byeolungeom, "sword used by king’s guard officials".
A smaller sized Indian matchlock musket or
A large imported "Canton" sword guard with paired dragons chasing a jewel.
The import of foreign sword guards like those from China into Japan through marit
This guard, at first sight, appears very Japanese in overall style, theme, and ex
A very good example of a Tibetan dpa'dam in its archetypical form.
The katar is made of wootz steel and comes from Bikaner.
Of the Royal Workshops of the Kingdom of Khandy.
Also called klewang sasak by Indonesian collectors.
Chinese civilian martial artists used a wide variety of weapons.
The Island of Taiwan was briefly under Dutch colonial rule in the 17th cen
Inspired by "Kanton-tsuba", Chinese sword guards from the royal workshops in Beijing that were traded through the port…
Sets with a knife and chopsticks -and sometimes some other utensils- were co
The elite of the Qing dynasty was Manchu, who before taking over China fro
An unusually large version of a karud dagger with all-metal handle.
A saber that is peculiar to the southern part of the island of Borneo.
A rare Chinese officer's saber of the 17th century.
The Dayak people of Borneo used two to three meter long bl
Presented in this article is a Tibetan eight-plate helmet w