A fine twistcore blade in standard pattern Qing military mounts.
A wakizashi by master Kunikiyo, tested by the most famous sword tester of 17th century Japan.
The only set of its type known to me in both private and museum collections.
A very fine specimen with VOC blade and ruby-set scabbard.
A very rare example of a type of early all-leather tube quiver that was used by Mongols and Tibet
With markings attributing it to the Tongzhou incident and a Japanese surrender tag.
A large gun with English flintlock mechanism, as favored by the Mirs of the Talpur court. In very good condition, with…
The 9-luk blade of strong proportions is engraved with the face of a demon.
With a connection to local royalty in Jinchuan, Sichuan province.
Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
A large Chinese rattan shield called tengpai, used by special front-line troops.
A rare thousand-year-old dagger from the Khmer empire.
It represents the best of Burmese silversmithing with repousse work in high relief.
Blade of Persian shamshir form, but of Indian make. Mounts in Kutch style gilt copper.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
Unusual Chinese duanjian with fine gilt mounts and a blade of non-Chinese origin.
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
A pair of Samurai shin protectors finished with Dutch "goudleer".
With beautifully shaped blade and fine, elaborately chiseled hilt.
A 19th-century type with an etched blade, simulating patterned steel.
With Persian style blade, showing Indian workmanship.
With gold plated hilt and pattern welded blade.
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
Thought to have been presented by the Royal House of Nepal.
A fine and unusually large tsuba. Attributed to Hizen by the NBTHK.
With wootz blade inlaid in gold with the name of the maker and the owner.
Of the practical fighting type, made of a dense wood known as eroa.
With a narrow, double fullered blade and sharp tip and brass mounts in the earlier style.
Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
With fine twist-core pamor and carved wooden scabbard.
Also known as piha-kaetta, this is more correctly a pihiya.
Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
With charming zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
Finely crafted wootz blade, and golden inlays at the base.
Blade marked with VOC Amsterdam monogram, and the year 1769.
Constructed out of dense hardwood and with fine mother-of-pearl inlays in the Vietnamese fashion.
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
A standard pattern Qing military saber, but with the rare addition of a label in Manchu.
With iron, silver overlaid hilt. Its associated scabbard features fine quillwork.
This peculiar sword was used by the Garo people of Assam for fighting, clearing the jungle, and animal sacrifices.
With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
Of the chopper variety, with a finely carved ivory hilt.
Large and heavy example with the notable Umlauff provenance.
Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
Of nice quality, with unusual openwork silver bolster with serapendiya.
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
An unusual variety, shortened to carbine size, with a chicken wing wood stock.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
A beautiful signed Japanese ferrule and pommel plate.
Made using Persian wootz. Pronounced features, chiseled socket.