A fine and unusually large tsuba. Attributed to Hizen by the NBTHK.
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.
A peculiar cast iron sword guard, probably from the South China Seas area.
A very rare type of dagger that originates from the borderlands of Eastern Tibet and Sichuan.
With characteristic bulb pommel and silver plating on hilt and scabbard.
The archetypical Chinese sword guard that gave rise to the Japanese genre of "nanban tsuba".
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
A Chinese sword guard from the 18th century with a Buddhist mantra in lantsa script.
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
With heavy pierced silver mounts in with archaic dragon designs.
Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.
With carved hardwood grips. Complete with pigskin scabbard.
It has a solid pale green jade hilt that is fitted to a silver collar-piece.
An antique set of scabbard fittings for a Chinese saber, probably second ha
Many Mongols, the Khalkas in particular, had close ties with the Manchu ru
The archetypical Chinese sword guard of the 17th century.
From approximately the 5th to 3rd century B.C.
Sets with a knife and chopsticks -and sometimes some other utensils- were co
A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one, converted for Japanese use.
With the relatively rare feature of a raised backedge.
Sets with a knife and chopsticks and sometimes some other utensils were co
Of a type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.
An iron openwork guard two dragons chasing a flaming pearl.
Accomplished by bending the edge up and down alternately and polishing it smooth again.
In emerald green scabbard and with fan case.