On a sturdy, user-grade blade with temper line.
A Chinese sword guard from the 18th century with a Buddhist mantra in lantsa script.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.
A charming and somewhat unusual example of a Thai dáap (ดาบ).
The famous sidearm of the headhunters of Borneo.
In original condition and period finish. Some losses, no repairs.
Named so after the two ridges that are formed on the bi-fullered blade.
Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.
with space for 20 cartridges, complete with powder flask.
With a heavy blade of elegant slender form. Complete with tools.
Its scabbard with 12 pockets, with 10 of the items remaining.
With a large double-edged tip and golden cresting.
Of late 19th century make, with a very good blade.
A by-knife for a Japanese sword, with a hilt shaped like a sword tang.
A double-edged samurai tool with morbid origins.
The scabbard carved as to closely mimic a tooled leather scabbard.
A chiseled iron sword guard depicting a Dutch ship with a figure on its stern.
With pierced mounts and velvet-covered scabbard.
The sword and everyday tool of the headhunters of Borneo.
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
With iron ferrule and copper and silver overlaid blade.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
Late 19th century with a good, well-made blade.
Modeled after the Chinese "guan dao", made of lacquered wood.
With wide blade and a two-tone hilt in cattle bone and wood, capped with brass.
A workhorse with a stamped mark at the base of the blade.
The work nice and crisp, the execution has a naturalistic charm to it.
A classic example with an older blade and timaha wood scabbard.
With carved horn hilt and characteristic finger guard.
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
With narrow blade and all brass mounts.
With engraved spine and unusual all brass pommel.
A 19th-century piece with a simple blade but nicely carved hilt.
A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one.