With a five-clawed imperial dragon chasing the pearl of wisdom.
Iron chopsticks that combine as a kogai, with silver inlaid Paulownia mon.
Fitted with facetted armor-piercing bodkins type arrowheads.
With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.
Large example with gold and silver overlay.
A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one, converted for Japanese use.
Worked in repousse, possibly once part of an ornamental piece of armor.
A simple early 20th-century fighting dagger with ribbed grip.
Asian sword guard of unknown origin, modified in Japan.
Light and slender arrows with small metal tips, optimized for long-distance shooting.
This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
A 19th-century piece with a simple blade but nicely carved hilt.
Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.
Belt buckle from West-Java, worn by Peranakan and wealthy Javanese women.
With engraved spine and unusual all brass pommel.
Of typical design, forged from one piece of iron, overlaid with brass on one side.
South India, made of chiseled iron with bird-bodied yali creatures.
Made with a separate parakeet-shaped hook, attached to long tanged spearhead.
Named so due to their extremely heavy, bullet-shaped arrowheads.
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
With narrow blade and all brass mounts.
With carved horn hilt and characteristic finger guard.
Weapons not for man, but for an unfortunate rooster. Retired, in a hardwood box.
A peculiar form of dagger found on the northern part of the island of Sumatra.
An excellently designed thrusting dagger with T-spine and sharp tip.
With wide blade and a two-tone hilt in cattle bone and wood, capped with brass.
A classic Japanese ship tsuba with a motif called “kazeh
A charming little sewar dagger from the island of Sumatra, Indonesia.
A classic example with an older blade and timaha wood scabbard.
A workhorse with a stamped mark at the base of the blade.
A miniature piece meant for use by a small boy.
The work nice and crisp, the execution has a naturalistic charm to it.
Unusual piece with depiction of a foreign figure.
Executed in "nanban style" openwork with chiseled and gold-encrusted peonies.
At first sight, this may look like a miniature version of a standard Qing s
A very rare flask used by Chin men of Burma for sipping nicotine water.
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
Presented in this article is a somewhat rare example of a purely practical Vietna
As a non-military weapon, not much was written about Chin
With iron ferrule and copper and silver overlaid blade.
A typical example with a nice forge folded blade with differential heat treatment.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
An assortment of Indian arrows with various heads.
A fairly unusual piece, of eight-lobed design.
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
Of slender type with a chiseled iron knot shaped bolster.
Modeled after the Chinese "guan dao", made of lacquered wood.
With carved wooden hilt with a beautiful deep patina. Blade in old finish.
A rare type of Sinhalese dagger with stylized bird hilt and blade with backedge.