Flails derived off farming tools were used since antiquity
With a five-clawed imperial dragon chasing the pearl of wisdom.
As a non-military weapon, not much was written about Chin
Of a type worn among others by the Valiant Cavalry.
Used to move imperial orders from the emperor’s quarters to the recipient.
An early type of Korean soldier's helmet.
In Chinese military culture, there has long been a distinc
With tapering blade, hollow ground on each side to make the edges slightly sharper.
A Japanese volume from the 唐土訓蒙圖彚 or "Illustrated Encyclopedia of Things Ch
The Japanese kusarigama is a variation of the gama, a scythe-like weapon that
Chinese civilian martial artists used a wide variety of weapons.
Unusual set of paired Chinese maces of good workmanship.
With large dragon head collar piece.
A forked mace with cast ornament in the middle of the cross guard.
An extremely rare sleeveless vest from the Ming-Qing transition period.
With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
The famous tiger faced rattan shield as used by Chinese skirmishers.
Depicting the golden cat, representing the 6th military rank.
Executed in the Tibetan style, exhibiting dragons in foliage chasing flaming jewels.
Japanese mail set, with small ring vest and coif sewn to a thick cotton undergarment.
Worked in repousse, possibly once part of an ornamental piece of armor.
A Chinese traditional hidden striking weapon, this time executed in the "white copper" alloy.
Called suàntóu gǔduǒ in Mandarin, with characteristic brass head.
A highly unusual set of paired maces with crescent tips.
This one has the early, peaked form and is signed by its maker.
A striking battle helmet from the Momoyama period of 1568-1600 A.D.
A pair of Samurai shin protectors finished with Dutch "goudleer".
A large Chinese rattan shield called tengpai, used by special front-line troops.
A heavily executed Chinese carrying pole that was used as a weapon.
A Chinese "sword breaker" with the rarer, bamboo-sectioned rod.