Of the Western Buryats, living near the shores of Lake Baikal.
A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one.
An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.
With markings attributing it to Jalore.
The work nice and crisp, the execution has a naturalistic charm to it.
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
A rather well-made example of its type.
It has a narrow but sturdy blade with a springy temper.
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
A beautiful signed Japanese ferrule and pommel plate.
Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
A chiseled iron sword guard depicting a Dutch ship with a figure on its stern.
An interesting pierced iron Asian export sword guard that is part of a small group of guards that
A sikin panjang with a triple golden crown.
A very fine specimen, complete with ruby-set scabbard.
A massive example weighing just over 800 grams. With scabbard.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
With charming zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
An outstanding example with very fine silver and moth-of-pearl work.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
With a hidden compartment for a small utility knife.
An exceptionally large example with silver-clad scabbard.
Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.
With heavy pierced silver mounts in with archaic dragon designs.
Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
With narrow blade and all brass mounts.
A rare example with pattern welded blade, retaining its original scabbard.
The hilt inlaid with silver, once blued for added contrast.
Entirely clad in silver and with a differentially heat treated blade.
With heavy silver mounts, pierced and chiseled.
With markings suggesting it was a wedding gift, presented in 1832.
Modeled after the Chinese "guan dao", made of lacquered wood.
A very rare example of a type of all-leather tube quiver that was used by Mongols and Tibetans of
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
Used in a target archery sport that was originally practiced in the Keraton.
With wootz blade, and silver overlaid hilt that was finished with fire-gilding.
With elaborately pierced and chiseled hilt.
With beautifully shaped blade and fine, elaborately chiseled hilt.
With pierced mounts and velvet-covered scabbard.
Named so after the two ridges that are formed on the bi-fullered blade.
One of Europe's rarest gun types. A fine example, with mother of pearl inlaid stock.
A large gun with English flintlock mechanism, as favored by the Mirs of the Talpur court. In very good condition, with…
Called sung hoả mai in Vietnamese, they are based on the Indo-Portuguese system. This example has a baitong lock.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
A bronze processional piece with reign marks attributing it to the year 1864.
Constructed out of dense hardwood and with fine mother-of-pearl inlays in the Vietnamese fashion.
Covered almost entirely in very fine "sadeli" marquetry that is associated primarily with Gujarat.
Made of a beautiful piece of black zitan hardwood, carved in a spiral, topped with a silver knob.
Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.