This example has a beaded outer rim and a smooth inside rim, with in-between alternating stylized lotus petals. Such…
A fine sword guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty. It were fine Chinese dāo hùshǒu like this example that…
A Chinese sword guard from the 18th century with a Buddhist mantra in lantsa script.
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.
Made of a beautiful piece of black zitan hardwood, carved in a spiral, topped with a silver knob.
With a finely crafted silver handle with dragons and squirrels, mounted on a malacca cane.
Covered almost entirely in very fine "sadeli" marquetry that is associated primarily with Gujarat.
Constructed out of dense hardwood and with fine mother-of-pearl inlays in the Vietnamese fashion.
A bronze processional piece with reign marks attributing it to the year 1864.
These sabers from Kalimantan exhibit a mix of European, Islamic, and local styles.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
Called sung hoả mai in Vietnamese, they are based on the Indo-Portuguese system. This example has a baitong lock.
A large gun with English flintlock mechanism, as favored by the Mirs of the Talpur court. In very good condition, with…
One of Europe's rarest gun types. A fine example, with mother of pearl inlaid stock.
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
A step above the norm in quality for this period, with nicely pierced mounts.
With brass mounts and ray skin covered scabbard.
Of typical southern form with a very slender, pointy blade.
A large and impressive blade, its pole cut-down.
With good, layered blade, mounted in forged iron mounts.
With Mamluk style blade decor and inscriptions on both blade and hilt.
Named so after the two ridges that are formed on the bi-fullered blade.
With early pierced iron pommel and a style of scabbard worn in Arunachal Pradesh.
Exhibiting an interesting blend of Chinese and Tibetan features.
Of typical form, but with an all-silver hilt that carries Chinese silver marks.
An early version of this iconic Indian weapon, with its characteristic swollen tip.
With a recurved blade and elaborate bronze hilt decorated with chakras.
A fat-bellied variety of the Nepalese khukurī with mirror polished blade and iron handle with fine silver overlay.
Often called "kothimora khukuri", with scabbards mounted in repousse and pierced silver.
An exceptionally large example with a desirable three fullered blade.
An understated, elegant khukuri of substantial proportions with fine pattern welded blade.
With pierced mounts and velvet-covered scabbard.
With fine silver mounts worked in repousse with designs of flowers and foliage.
Part of a group of rare late 17th century examples, representing the finest of its kind.
An old bronze hilt in the shape of chilanum hilts.
Of a type that is strongly associated with the Vijayanagara empire.
With beautifully shaped blade and fine, elaborately chiseled hilt.
With elaborately pierced and chiseled hilt.
With wootz blade, and silver overlaid hilt that was finished with fire-gilding.
A substantial example, of elegant form, with a complex grooved blade.
Indian loop hilted dagger are generally called bichuwa (बिछुवा )
A very heavy Manchu bow used for strength training and military examinations.
For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
A short-eared composite bow with an iron hinge in the handle so it folds upon itself.
Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
Used in a target archery sport that was originally practiced in the Keraton.
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
Made in the Four Workshops of the King of Kandy.
With classic cinnabar red, yellow, green and black lacquered decoration.
A sinew-backed bow with rather nice lacquer work.
Fitted with facetted armor-piercing bodkins type arrowheads.