A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.
An early example, late Vijayanagara empire, with a fine wootz spatulate blade.
A royal sword, probably from the Wasi kingdom in present-day Sichuan province.
An extremely rare sleeveless vest from the Ming-Qing transition period.
Executed in the Tibetan style, exhibiting dragons in foliage chasing flaming jewels.
The peidao (佩刀) or yaodao (腰刀)
A very rare matching set of Korean bowcase and quiver.
A very early, full-length type, rarely seen with chiseled iron mounts.
A fine twistcore blade in standard pattern Qing military mounts.
An unusually large presentation saber in the style of high-end Chinese military sabers.
An unusually ornate iteration of the design, intended for Hindu ceremonies.
A wakizashi by master Kunikiyo, tested by the most famous sword tester of 17th century Japan.
A very good set of Daoist straightswords in a single scabbard. There is a lot to see here, but I will start with the…
A fine Marwari talwar presented to the Dewan (chief minister) of Bikaner in 1756 A.D.
A massive 17th century saber blade with markings in Manchu and Chinese.
With iron mounts with golden overlay of dragons.
With wootz blade and wootz Hindu basket hilt
The only set of its type known to me in both private and museum collections.
A very fine specimen with VOC blade and ruby-set scabbard.
With parcel gilding and ruby eyes, in a fine silver repousse scabbard.
With openwork brass mounts in early imperial style.
A very rare example of a type of early all-leather tube quiver that was used by Mongols and Tibet
A deluxe set of double straightswords with carved ivory grips and gilt mounts.
With twist-core steel and of early liuyedao form. Probably 17th century.
With fine gold overlaid hilt, tight-grained wootz blade and elaborately pierced scabbard.
A rare Chinese officer's saber of the 17th century.
A Chinese waist saber or yaodao / peidao of the first half of the 18th century.
With markings attributing it to the Tongzhou incident and a Japanese surrender tag.
Most Chinese swords and sabers are made with a hard high carbon steel
A very ornate example worn by chieftains of the Rukai and Paiwan tribes of Southern Taiwan.
Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation, took many mortal shapes, or "avatar"
A classic example of the 16th century.
Presented here is a beautiful khanda with an exceptionally fine pierced hilt.
With Mamluk style blade decor and inscriptions on both blade and hilt.
Of the Royal Workshops of the Kingdom of Khandy.
Of a type referred to as byeolungeom, "sword used by king’s guard officials".
With a lozenge pattern of brass rings.
A very good example of a sosun pattah, or "lily leaf", of elegant form.
Representing the height of the sword maker's art of its period.
With Persian wootz blade, engraved at forte with floral designs.
With gold and black painted face with geometric decor.
It comes with its complete set of fittings in a thick gauge of báitóng.
A striking battle helmet from the Momoyama period of 1568-1600 A.D.
With Persian inspired blade in Hindu basket hilt, both of fine wootz.
Jinchuan aborigines sword, the Qianlong emperor's name for this type of sword.
A very rare type of dagger that originates from the borderlands of Eastern Tibet and Sichuan.
It was collected by Laurens Langewis, an early 20th-century ethnographer and author.
An impressive example with true inlays in silver in the hilt.
Its large blade is of ridged cross-section, inspired by the Japanese design.
A serious weapon with a very good blade and heavy plating.
With a connection to local royalty in Jinchuan, Sichuan province.
With a sayagaki by Honma sensei attributing it to Yosozaemon.