A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one.
With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.
Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.
With engraved spine and unusual all brass pommel.
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
With narrow blade and all brass mounts.
A 19th-century piece with a simple blade but nicely carved hilt.
The work nice and crisp, the execution has a naturalistic charm to it.
With wide blade and a two-tone hilt in cattle bone and wood, capped with brass.
Late 19th century with a good, well-made blade.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
A chiseled iron sword guard depicting a Dutch ship with a figure on its stern.
Covered almost entirely in very fine "sadeli" marquetry that is associated primarily with Gujarat.
Of late 19th century make, with a very good blade.
A workhorse with a stamped mark at the base of the blade.
The scabbard carved as to closely mimic a tooled leather scabbard.
A type of long keris often described as "execution keris".
Modeled after the Chinese "guan dao", made of lacquered wood.
With pierced mounts and velvet-covered scabbard.
Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.
Its scabbard with 12 pockets, with 10 of the items remaining.
Named so after the two ridges that are formed on the bi-fullered blade.
A beautiful signed Japanese ferrule and pommel plate.
An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.
A charming and somewhat unusual example of a Thai dáap (ดาบ).
A rare set of twin knives in a single scabbard.
A Chinese sword guard from the 18th century with a Buddhist mantra in lantsa script.
On a sturdy, user-grade blade with temper line.
With a heavy blade of elegant slender form. Complete with tools.
An interesting pierced iron Asian export sword guard that is part of a small group of guards that
Of very good quality for this type of weapon.
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
A sikin panjang with a triple golden crown.
With heavy pierced silver mounts in with archaic dragon designs.
Used in a target archery sport that was originally practiced in the Keraton.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
With rare pale buffalo horn hilt with gold alloy inlays.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
With elaborate silver overlaid blade and inlaid iron hilt.
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
A rather well-made example of its type.
A rare example with pattern welded blade, retaining its original scabbard.
Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
A heavy Indian katar with substantial armor piercing blade.
Plain when sheathed, unsheathing reveals a rather nice silver overlaid blade.
Made of a beautiful piece of black zitan hardwood, carved in a spiral, topped with a silver knob.
With elaborately pierced and chiseled hilt.
An earlier example with an iconographic hilt.
Entirely clad in silver and with a differentially heat treated blade.
With intricately carved ivory hilt depicting a demon on a horse.
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
With markings attributing it to Jalore.