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 wakizashi by master Kunikiyo, tested by the most famous sword tester of 17th century Japan.
With a sayagaki by Honma sensei attributing it to Yosozaemon.
With Nanban-style guard and kozuka. Signed Fujiwara Hisayoshi.
A particularly nice example with 120 iron bands holding the blade.
Exceedingly rare Ainu sword. Comes in an old Japanese collection box.
It was collected by Laurens Langewis, an early 20th-century ethnographer and author.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
With a straight blade of asymmetrical grind and a strongly Chinese inspired scabbard.
A fine example with mother-or-pearl decorated hilt and scabbard.
The Island of Taiwan was briefly under Dutch colonial rule in the 17th cen