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.
With carved horn hilt and characteristic finger guard.
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
With narrow blade and all brass mounts.
With wide blade and a two-tone hilt in cattle bone and wood, capped with brass.
A workhorse with a stamped mark at the base of the blade.
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.
Late 19th century with a good, well-made blade.
Modeled after the Chinese "guan dao", made of lacquered wood.
The sword and everyday tool of the headhunters of Borneo.
A by-knife for a Japanese sword, with a hilt shaped like a sword tang.
A double-edged samurai tool with morbid origins.
The scabbard carved as to closely mimic a tooled leather scabbard.
A chiseled iron sword guard depicting a Dutch ship with a figure on its stern.
With pierced mounts and velvet-covered scabbard.
Of late 19th century make, with a very good blade.
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.
Named so after the two ridges that are formed on the bi-fullered blade.
The famous sidearm of the headhunters of Borneo.
In original condition and period finish. Some losses, no repairs.
A charming and somewhat unusual example of a Thai dáap (ดาบ).
In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.
On a sturdy, user-grade blade with temper line.
A Chinese sword guard from the 18th century with a Buddhist mantra in lantsa script.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
An interesting pierced iron Asian export sword guard that is part of a small group of guards that
With finely carved horn hilt, silver mounts and reshaped European blade.
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
A beautiful signed Japanese ferrule and pommel plate.
An old warhorse with several repairs.
With less common wooden hilt and elaborately inlaid blade in brass, copper and silver.
Used in a target archery sport that was originally practiced in the Keraton.
A rare example with pattern welded blade, retaining its original scabbard.
With heavy pierced silver mounts in with archaic dragon designs.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
With elaborately pierced and chiseled hilt.
Of nice quality, with unusual openwork silver bolster with serapendiya.
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
A nice honest example of an early south Indian katar with great sculptural qualities.