Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
A 19th-century piece with a simple blade but nicely carved hilt.
With engraved spine and unusual all brass pommel.
A charming and somewhat unusual example of a Thai dáap (ดาบ).
On a sturdy, user-grade blade with temper line.
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
A Chinese sword guard from the 18th century with a Buddhist mantra in lantsa script.
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.
Constructed out of dense hardwood and with fine mother-of-pearl inlays in the Vietnamese fashion.
A bronze processional piece with reign marks attributing it to the year 1864.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
Called sung hoả mai in Vietnamese, with baitong lock.
A large gun with English flintlock mechanism, as favored by the Mirs of the Talpur court. In very good condition, with…
One of Europe's rarest gun types. A fine example, with mother of pearl inlaid stock.
Named so after the two ridges that are formed on the bi-fullered blade.
With beautifully shaped blade and fine, elaborately chiseled hilt.
With elaborately pierced and chiseled hilt.
With wootz blade, and silver overlaid hilt that was finished with fire-gilding.
Used in a target archery sport that was originally practiced in the Keraton.
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
A very rare example of a type of all-leather tube quiver that was used by Mongols and Tibetans of
Modeled after the Chinese "guan dao", made of lacquered wood.
With markings suggesting it was a wedding gift, presented in 1832.
A rare example with pattern welded blade, retaining its original scabbard.
With narrow blade and all brass mounts.
Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
With heavy pierced silver mounts in with archaic dragon designs.
An exceptionally large example with silver-clad scabbard.
With a hidden compartment for a small utility knife.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
An outstanding example with very fine silver and moth-of-pearl work.
A very fine specimen with VOC blade and ruby-set scabbard.
An interesting pierced iron Asian export sword guard that is part of a small group of guards that
A chiseled iron sword guard depicting a Dutch ship with a figure on its stern.
Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
A beautiful signed Japanese ferrule and pommel plate.
With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
It has a narrow but sturdy blade with a springy temper.
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
The work nice and crisp, the execution has a naturalistic charm to it.
With markings attributing it to Jalore.
An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.
A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one.
Of the Western Buryats, living near the shores of Lake Baikal.