An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
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 very fine specimen with VOC blade and ruby-set scabbard.
With a connection to local royalty in Jinchuan, Sichuan province.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
With narrow blade and all brass mounts.
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.
With beautifully shaped blade and fine, elaborately chiseled hilt.
Named so after the two ridges that are formed on the bi-fullered blade.
A large gun with English flintlock mechanism, as favored by the Mirs of the Talpur court. In very good condition, with…
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
Constructed out of dense hardwood and with fine mother-of-pearl inlays in the Vietnamese fashion.
A Chinese sword guard from the 18th century with a Buddhist mantra in lantsa script.
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
A 19th-century piece with a simple blade but nicely carved hilt.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
With wide blade and a two-tone hilt in cattle bone and wood, capped with brass.
Its scabbard with 12 pockets, with 10 of the items remaining.
The scabbard carved as to closely mimic a tooled leather scabbard.
With markings attributing it to the Tongzhou incident and a Japanese surrender tag.
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
Thought to have been presented by the Royal House of Nepal.
With iron, silver overlaid hilt. Its associated scabbard features fine quillwork.
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
A by-knife for a Japanese sword, with a hilt shaped like a sword tang.
Of nice quality, with unusual openwork silver bolster with serapendiya.
With carved horn hilt and characteristic finger guard.
Of the chopper variety, with a finely carved ivory hilt.
With Hindu style basket hilt and local blade in European style.
With fine twist-core pamor and carved wooden scabbard.
Also known as piha-kaetta, this is more correctly a pihiya.
With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
A rare type of Sinhalese dagger with stylized bird hilt and blade with backedge.
Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
The only set of its type known to me in both private and museum collections.
Found in excavated condition, published with results of c-14 and XRF analysis.
In excavated condition. With XRF and radiocarbon dating results.
Built around an imported blade, with a human head shaped pommel.
Of typical design, forged from one piece of iron, overlaid with brass on one side.
A peculiar cast iron sword guard, probably from the South China Seas area.
A style of dagger often associated with the pilgrimage to Mecca.
An unusual variety, shortened to carbine size, with a chicken wing wood stock.