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Tongzhou incident dadao logo

Tongzhou incident 29th army dàdāo

With markings attributing it to the Tongzhou incident and a Japanese surrender tag.
Korean war arrow

Rare Korean war arrow

With a large double-edged tip and golden cresting.
Wootz shamshir lahore hilt

Lahore talwar hilted shamshir

Persian wootz shamshir in a talwar hilt from Lahore.
Ramree Veteran khukurī logo

Ramree veteran khukurī

Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
Signed Kothimora khukuri logo

The khukri of Peter L. Achard

Also known as kothimora khukuri, in a scabbard with repousse silver mounts.
Ottoman pala beset with coral and turquoises

An Ottoman coral studded pala

With gilt copper scabbard and multi-row twist-core blade.
Qing om a hum mantra saber guard

Chinese hùshǒu with lantsa script

A Chinese sword guard from the 18th century with a Buddhist mantra in lantsa script.
Chinese ceremonial halberd icon

Tongzhi period ceremonial halberd

A bronze processional piece with reign marks attributing it to the year 1864.
Ratlam talwar

Fine dated talwar from Ratlam

With Mamluk style blade decor and inscriptions on both blade and hilt.
Jamdhar logo

Jamdhar (جامدار )

Persian word meaning "demon's tooth", used to describe daggers.
Bheema Nayak saber logo

Saber of Bhima Nayak

A south Indian saber carrying the name "Sri Bhima Nayak".
Khema armorer logo

Khema

Alternate writing for Khēmau, an armorer working at Bundi.
Large Mughal saber logo

Large Mughal saber

With Persian inspired blade in Hindu basket hilt, both of fine wootz.
Sindh presentation katar

A katar from Sindh

With markings suggesting it was a wedding gift, presented in 1832.
Stone pommel dha

Mindan dha with agate pommel

Its blade portraying the story of one of the previous lives of Guatama Buddha.
Hui dadao

Chinese Hui sword

A peculiar Chinese dadao with markings attributing it to a Hui army or battallion.
Dated 1928 dha

Burmese dha dated 1928

A nice example that can serve as a benchmark to help date others.
Algerian yatagan

Fine Algerian yataghan

An exceptionally large example with silver-clad scabbard.
Signed and dated Burmese dha

The Rundle dha of 1898

A signed and dated Burmese dha.
Pata

Patá

An Indian gauntlet sword.
Yunnan Dai presentation dha logo

Chinese Shan presentation dha

Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
Markings on Chinese swords logo

Markings on Chinese swords

Most markings are found on military edged weapons, usually in the form of serial numbers and characters denoting a place or unit.
A Manchu saber logo

A 17th century Manchu saber

A massive 17th century saber blade with markings in Manchu and Chinese.
A niuweidao hilt logo

Niuweidao with Guangxu mark

Dated 1895. Large and heavy, a quality piece.
Village militia dadao

Village militia dadao

Description

A large Chinese double handed falchion of a form that is both related to the niuweidao

Indian karud dagger

A large Indian karud dagger

Unusually large and with all-metal handle that opens with a screw.
Chinese saber logo

Southern Chinese saber

Introduction

The yaodao, literally "waist saber" was the standard side-arm for the Qing dynasty mi

Chaoyang saber logo

Chinese saber of the Chaoyang army

Late 18th century, complete with its original scabbard.
Ottoman bichaq logo

A silver-niello Ottoman bichaq

Description

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

Ottoman bichaq

Ottoman bichaq (knife)

Description

An Ottoman bichaq, literally "knife", shaped like a miniature yata

Sumatran saber

Silver mounted Sumatran saber

With inscription that reads: Raja Pagaruyung or "ruler of Pagaruyung".
Ottoman barreled gun

English rifle with Ottoman barrel

An English rifle that was built around an 18th-century Ottoman barrel of the finest quality.
Guom

Vietnamese officer saber

General introduction

Ornate Vietnamese guőm (narrow-bladed sabers

Demon repeller

The Demon Repeller - Talisman sword

Introduction

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

A signed Vietnamese fighting saber

A signed Vietnamese fighting saber

Presented in this article is a somewhat rare example of a purely practical Vietnamese fighting saber,