A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one.
A 19th-century piece with a simple blade but nicely carved hilt.
With engraved spine and unusual all brass pommel.
Of typical design, forged from one piece of iron, overlaid with brass on one side.
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
With narrow blade and all brass mounts.
With carved horn hilt and characteristic finger guard.
With wide blade and a two-tone hilt in cattle bone and wood, capped with brass.
The work nice and crisp, the execution has a naturalistic charm to it.
A classic example with an older blade and timaha wood scabbard.
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.
Modeled after the Chinese "guan dao", made of lacquered wood.
With carved wooden hilt with a beautiful deep patina. Blade in old finish.
A rare type of Sinhalese dagger with stylized bird hilt and blade with backedge.
A peculiar cast iron sword guard, probably from the South China Seas area.
Executed in gold and silver on a shakudō nanako base, with golden back.
A by-knife for a Japanese sword, with a hilt shaped like a sword tang.
A double-edged samurai tool with morbid origins.
A chiseled iron sword guard depicting a Dutch ship with a figure on its stern.
The scabbard carved as to closely mimic a tooled leather scabbard.
This style of belt buckles was produced in Tangerang, just West of Batavia, now Jakarta.
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.
Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.
The famous sidearm of the headhunters of Borneo.
In excavated condition. With XRF and radiocarbon dating results.
Named so after the two ridges that are formed on the bi-fullered blade.
In original condition and period finish. Some losses, no repairs.
Cantonese double swords with archaic dragon design mounts.
A charming and somewhat unusual example of a Thai dáap (ดาบ).
On a sturdy, user-grade blade with temper line.
With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.
In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
A Chinese sword guard from the 18th century with a Buddhist mantra in lantsa script.
Used in a target archery sport that was originally practiced in the Keraton.
Built around an imported blade, with a human head shaped pommel.
An interesting pierced iron Asian export sword guard that is part of a small group of guards that
An old warhorse with several repairs.
With less common wooden hilt and elaborately inlaid blade in brass, copper and silver.
The sword of the Murut headhunters of northern Borneo.
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
Found in excavated condition, published with results of c-14 and XRF analysis.
A beautiful signed Japanese ferrule and pommel plate.
With heavy pierced silver mounts in with archaic dragon designs.
With Hindu style basket hilt and local blade in European style.