A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one.
With narrow blade and all brass mounts.
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.
The work nice and crisp, the execution has a naturalistic charm to it.
Of a type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.
Modeled after the Chinese "guan dao", made of lacquered wood.
A type of long keris often described as "execution keris".
Named so after the two ridges that are formed on the bi-fullered blade.
A chiseled iron sword guard depicting a Dutch ship with a figure on its stern.
A rare set of twin knives in a single scabbard.
A beautiful signed Japanese ferrule and pommel plate.
An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.
With pierced mounts and velvet-covered scabbard.
A south Indian saber carrying the name "Sri Bhima Nayak".
With finer forge folded blade than most of its type.
Of very good quality for this type of weapon.
A sikin panjang with a triple golden crown.
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
An interesting pierced iron Asian export sword guard that is part of a small group of guards that
Used in a target archery sport that was originally practiced in the Keraton.
With heavy pierced silver mounts in with archaic dragon designs.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
A rare example with pattern welded blade, retaining its original scabbard.
With a recurved blade and elaborate bronze hilt decorated with chakras.
A rather well-made example of its type.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
A heavy Indian katar with substantial armor piercing blade.
Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
With early pierced iron pommel and a style of scabbard worn in Arunachal Pradesh.
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.
With elaborately pierced and chiseled hilt.
With markings attributing it to Jalore.
Exhibiting an interesting blend of Chinese and Tibetan features.
With wootz blade, and silver overlaid hilt that was finished with fire-gilding.
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
With charming zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
A massive example weighing just over 800 grams. With scabbard.
With a hidden compartment for a small utility knife.
The hilt inlaid with silver, once blued for added contrast.
It has a narrow but sturdy blade with a springy temper.
With heavy silver mounts, pierced and chiseled.
With wootz handle with fine pierced pommel dome.
Used to move imperial orders from the emperor’s quarters to the recipient.
Made in the Four Workshops of the King of Kandy.
An outstanding example with very fine silver and moth-of-pearl work.
With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
A very rare example of a type of all-leather tube quiver that was used by Mongols and Tibetans of
With beautifully shaped blade and fine, elaborately chiseled hilt.