Literally "skull splitter", more widely known as kabutowari; "helmet splitter." An excellent example, one of the best…
The Yagami school were excellent carvers of iron, known for their 1000 monkey designs.
Fine work and one of the very few enamelled tsuba by this maker.
Exceptionally large pierced iron guard for a Chinese yidao; "virtuous saber".
With all silver construction, including the blade.
Blade signed Sesshū-jū Fujiwara Hiroyoshi, active in the 1670s-80s.
Japanese sword guard depicting three wise monkeys conveying the message see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.
Southern Chinese saber made for a soldier under the Plain Red Banner.
N.B.T.H.K. Hozon with a set of Nanban-style koshirae with signed tsuba.
Silk horse mask from the Xianbei ruled dynasty which ruled northern China from 386 to 534 A.D.
With markings attributing it to the Tongzhou incident and a Japanese surrender tag.
With fine 18th century blade that combines many stylistic features.
With spinach green jade handle and carved buffalo horn scabbard.
12th-century blade. 33rd Shinsha Juyō Token with sayagaki by Tanobe.
The very detailed mountings are decorated with designs of Japanese spiny lobsters.
Signed, ubu. Complete with tasteful koshirae and Hozon papers.
Of a type used by bandits, brigands, pirates, and the like.
A Chinese "sword breaker" with the rarer, bamboo-sectioned rod.
A Chinese shortsword made by a well-known Longquan maker.
Sized like the Chinese changren dadao, yet the execution of the hilt is Cambodian.
A heavily executed Chinese carrying pole that was used as a weapon.
Based on a Chinese military saber blade, with unusual horn demon hilt
Tokubetsu Hozon, attributed to Den Tametsugu. With fine itomaki no tachi koshirae.
Carbon dated to 1175-1275 A.D. with 95,4% certainty, the height of the Mongol conquest period.
With deeply carved scabbard, complete with fine guard embroidered sash.
A luxury Ainu knife styled after the Japanese tantō.
Resembling a makiri but with the blade's edge on the opposite side.
Of a typical style used in Hokkaido in the 19th century.
A slender makiri with a bark wrapped scabbard.
An exceptionally well-carved Ainu knife.
A classic example of the narrow military type, with brass guards.
Classic pair of Southern Chinese butterfly swords.
A fine twistcore blade in standard pattern Qing military mounts.
A very rare matching set of Korean bowcase and quiver.
An old Korean hornbow from the 50s or 60s with string and arrows.
A large Chinese rattan shield called tengpai, used by special front-line troops.
Unusual Chinese duanjian with fine gilt mounts and a blade of non-Chinese origin.
A fine and unusually large tsuba. Attributed to Hizen by the NBTHK.
A wakizashi by master Kunikiyo, tested by the most famous sword tester of 17th century Japan.
Made by the Kinai group of Echizen, who originated as horimono carvers.
With a sayagaki by Honma sensei attributing it to Yosozaemon.
A fine cross-shaped yari made by Enju Nobakatsu, with NBTHK Hozon papers.
Large Japanese spearhead with red lacquered zig-zag groove. Signed Mitsuhiro.
A pair of Samurai shin protectors finished with Dutch "goudleer".
With Nanban-style guard and kozuka. Signed Fujiwara Hisayoshi.
A very ornate example worn by chieftains of the Rukai and Paiwan tribes of Southern Taiwan.
A robust and heavy example, crafted with care.
A striking battle helmet from the Momoyama period of 1568-1600 A.D.
This one has the early, peaked form and is signed by its maker.
A heavy Sin-Vietnamese fighting knife, with recently polished blade.
With fine blade in recent polish. With resting scabbard.
Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.