A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one, converted for Japanese use.
A 19th-century piece with a simple blade but nicely carved hilt.
Belt buckle from West-Java, worn by Peranakan and wealthy Javanese women.
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.
A classic example with an older blade and timaha wood scabbard.
Cast brass shield of a purely ceremonial type that was used during sword dances in Aceh.
Executed in "nanban style" openwork with chiseled and gold-encrusted peonies.
Unusual piece with depiction of a foreign figure.
A very rare flask used by Chin men of Burma for sipping nicotine water.
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.
A peculiar tsuba with a depiction of Bodhidharma and two dragon chasing a pearl.
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 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 was produced in Tangerang, just West of Batavia, now Jakarta.
A set for the beginning collector.
Its outer surface is decorated with interlocking swastikas and family crests.
with space for 20 cartridges, complete with powder flask.
With a long, sword-like blade characteristic of this type. With original belt.
Its scabbard with 12 pockets, with 10 of the items remaining.
Large, heavy single-edged example with iron mounts.
The famous sidearm of the headhunters of Borneo.
Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.
In excavated condition. With XRF and radiocarbon dating results.
A simple piece, but with a nicely etched blade typical for the Tibetan / Sichuan borderlands.
Signed by an artist named Kanesada from Higo.
Named so after the two ridges that are formed on the bi-fullered blade.
A style of dagger often associated with the pilgrimage to Mecca.
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.
Built around an imported blade, with a human head shaped pommel.
Made with two antelope horns and an iron shield.
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.
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n