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.
Large example with gold and silver overlay.
With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.
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.
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.
Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.
South India, made of chiseled iron with bird-bodied yali creatures.
Made with a separate parakeet-shaped hook, attached to long tanged spearhead.
With carved horn hilt and characteristic finger guard.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
Named so due to their extremely heavy, bullet-shaped arrowheads.
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
The work nice and crisp, the execution has a naturalistic charm to it.
A classic Japanese ship tsuba with a motif called “kazeh
A miniature piece meant for use by a small boy.
A double-edged samurai tool with morbid origins.
A peculiar cast iron sword guard, probably from the South China Seas area.
Unusual piece with depiction of a foreign figure.
Executed in "nanban style" openwork with chiseled and gold-encrusted peonies.
A set for the beginning collector.
At first sight, this may look like a miniature version of a standard Qing s
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
A fairly unusual piece, of eight-lobed design.
A rare type of Sinhalese dagger with stylized bird hilt and blade with backedge.
Never mounted, still with the shop's wooden stopper.
As a non-military weapon, not much was written about Chin
Also known as Kwanto-gata, with two facing dragon chasing a pearl.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
An assortment of Indian arrows with various heads.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
A peculiar tsuba with a depiction of Bodhidharma and two dragon chasing a pearl.
With fairly large broadheads, painted tails and bulbous nocks.
Executed in gold and silver on a shakudō nanako base, with golden back.
A rather good example of a Japanese-made nanban tsuba.
A near round tsuba with beaded rim depicting two dragons in vegetal scrollwork.
A by-knife for a Japanese sword, with a hilt shaped like a sword tang.
Made of iron, weighted with two flattened spheres, all with chiseled decoration.
A small Korean knife called eunjangdo, literally "
A heavy, well-made piece that was probably a military issue.
Of a type that is strongly associated with the Vijayanagara empire.
An old bronze hilt in the shape of chilanum hilts.
Its outer surface is decorated with interlocking swastikas and family crests.
Tetsugendo school. Round plate with discoid cross-section, chiseled with dragons.
Of a type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.