An extremely rare sleeveless vest from the Ming-Qing transition period.
A striking battle helmet from the Momoyama period of 1568-1600 A.D.
A large Chinese rattan shield called tengpai, used by special front-line troops.
The famous tiger faced rattan shield as used by Chinese skirmishers.
An early type of Korean soldier's helmet.
This one has the early, peaked form and is signed by its maker.
A pair of Samurai shin protectors finished with Dutch "goudleer".
Of a type worn among others by the Valiant Cavalry.
Japanese mail set, with small ring vest and coif sewn to a thick cotton undergarment.
While the Chinese are hailed for inventing gunpowder and the
The elite of the Qing dynasty was Manchu, who before taking over China fro
Worked in repousse, possibly once part of an ornamental piece of armor.