A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one, converted for Japanese use.
An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
It has a narrow but sturdy blade with a springy temper.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
Called sung hoả mai in Vietnamese, with baitong lock.
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.
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.
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.
With engraved spine and unusual all brass pommel.
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.
The famous sidearm of the headhunters of Borneo.
With less common wooden hilt and elaborately inlaid blade in brass, copper and silver.
With gilt-copper hilt and scabbard done in beautiful Kutch style repousse work.
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.
An old warhorse with several repairs.
with space for 20 cartridges, complete with powder flask.
In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
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.