With wootz blade inlaid in gold with the name of the maker and the owner.
A remarkable example of bladesmithing with a 5 row twist-core pattern that meanders over the blade.
Signed by an artist named Kanesada from Higo.
A set for the beginning collector.
Tetsugendo school. Round plate with discoid cross-section, chiseled with dragons.
A late 19th-century type with an etched blade, simulating patterned steel.
A simple piece, but with a nicely etched blade typical for the Tibetan / Sichuan borderlands.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
Cast brass shield of a purely ceremonial type that was used during sword dances in Aceh.
Large, heavy single-edged example with iron mounts.
With an armory stamp dated Hijri 1326, corresponding to about 1908.
Executed in "nanban style" openwork with chiseled and gold-encrusted peonies.
Unusual piece with depiction of a foreign figure.
Large example with gold and silver overlay.
Asian sword guard of unknown origin, modified in Japan.
Also known as Kwanto-gata, with two facing dragon chasing a pearl.
Belt buckle from West-Java, worn by Peranakan and wealthy Javanese women.
A Hindu dagger following an ancient style that was preserved in Afghanistan.
A small, heavily reinforced buckler as used by Ottoman Kurdish infantry.
With a long, sword-like blade characteristic of this type. With original belt.
A standard pattern Qing military saber, but with the rare addition of a label in Manchu.
Large and heavy example with the notable Umlauff provenance.
A peculiar tsuba with a depiction of Bodhidharma and two dragon chasing a pearl.
A Palembang style sword with a fine twist-core blade and carved hardwood scabbard.
This style was worn by nobles and senior officials.
Its outer surface is decorated with interlocking swastikas and family crests.
Made with two antelope horns and an iron shield.
A very rare flask used by Chin men of Burma for sipping nicotine water.
A fine ceremonial paddle of the Ngaju Dayak of southern Borneo.
With Persian style blade, showing Indian workmanship.
Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
This style was produced in Tangerang, just West of Batavia, now Jakarta.
An unusual variety, shortened to carbine size, with a chicken wing wood stock.
Jinchuan aborigines sword, the Qianlong emperor's name for this type of sword.
With a large iron guard and hard wooden shaft.
A highly unusual set of paired maces with crescent tips.
Never mounted, still with the shop's wooden stopper.
Called suàntóu gǔduǒ in Mandarin, with characteristic brass head.
Produced in the ordnance factory in Zengbu, near Guangzhou.
The sword of the Murut headhunters of northern Borneo.
These ornate versions with hairpin forged blades were worn by local royalty.
A style of dagger often associated with the pilgrimage to Mecca.
The best of its kind known to me, with silver overlay and ivory finial.
With triple grooves and in heavy silver mountings.
With lacquered shaft. Previously sold at Sotheby's in 1985.
A heavy piece with a substantial blade, with smooth bronze mounts.
A classic set of Chinese double swords, complete with suspension and hook.
Cantonese double swords with archaic dragon design mounts.
A classic duanjian, but of somewhat earlier manufacture than most.
A paired jian of fushou type, with carved hardwood scabbard.