A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
Of a type used by bandits, brigands, pirates, and the like.
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
Of a type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.
Sets with a knife and chopsticks and sometimes some other utensils were co
A heavy Sin-Vietnamese fighting knife, with recently polished blade.
With carved hardwood grips. Complete with pigskin scabbard.
The elite of the Qing dynasty was Manchu, who before taking over China fro
While the Chinese are hailed for inventing gunpowder and the
In emerald green scabbard and with fan case.
With heavy pierced silver mounts in with archaic dragon designs.
Sets with a knife and chopsticks -and sometimes some other utensils- were co
With characteristic bulb pommel and silver plating on hilt and scabbard.
With the relatively rare feature of a raised backedge.
With fine blade in recent polish. With resting scabbard.
Accomplished by bending the edge up and down alternately and polishing it smooth again.
Many Mongols, the Khalkas in particular, had close ties with the Manchu ru
Of a type worn among others by the Valiant Cavalry.
From approximately the 5th to 3rd century B.C.
With spinach green jade handle and carved buffalo horn scabbard.
This one has the early, peaked form and is signed by its maker.
It has a solid pale green jade hilt that is fitted to a silver collar-piece.
Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
The famous tiger faced rattan shield as used by Chinese skirmishers.
A large Chinese rattan shield called tengpai, used by special front-line troops.
A very rare type of dagger that originates from the borderlands of Eastern Tibet and Sichuan.
An extremely rare sleeveless vest from the Ming-Qing transition period.