Iron chopsticks that combine as a kogai, with silver inlaid Paulownia mon.
Large example with gold and silver overlay.
A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one, converted for Japanese use.
Worked in repousse, possibly once part of an ornamental piece of armor.
Asian sword guard of unknown origin, modified in Japan.
A double-edged samurai tool with morbid origins.
Executed in "nanban style" openwork with chiseled and gold-encrusted peonies.
The work nice and crisp, the execution has a naturalistic charm to it.
A classic Japanese ship tsuba with a motif called “kazeh
Unusual piece with depiction of a foreign figure.
Also known as Kwanto-gata, with two facing dragon chasing a pearl.
A fairly unusual piece, of eight-lobed design.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
A by-knife for a Japanese sword, with a hilt shaped like a sword tang.
A peculiar tsuba with a depiction of Bodhidharma and two dragon chasing a pearl.
Executed in gold and silver on a shakudō nanako base, with golden back.
A rather good example of a Japanese-made nanban tsuba.
A near round tsuba with beaded rim depicting two dragons in vegetal scrollwork.
Its outer surface is decorated with interlocking swastikas and family crests.
Tetsugendo school. Round plate with discoid cross-section, chiseled with dragons.
Signed by an artist named Kanesada from Higo.
A rare 17th-century sword guard made of foreign steel.
An iron openwork guard two dragons chasing a flaming pearl.
A Japanese volume from the 唐土訓蒙圖彚 or "Illustrated Encyclopedia of Things Ch
What are today known as "Ezo fittings" are a style of Japanese sword mount
Private collection. Not for sale.
An interesting little sword guard, of fairly simple form w
Made by the Kinai group of Echizen, who originated as horimono carvers.
A beautiful signed Japanese ferrule and pommel plate.
Made of wood, with a silver ornamental fitting of remarkable workmanship.
The Japanese kusarigama is a variation of the gama, a scythe-like weapon that
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
Japanese sword guard depicting three wise monkeys conveying the message see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.
Of a typical style used in Hokkaido in the 19th century.
Japanese mail set, with small ring vest and coif sewn to a thick cotton undergarment.
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.
With Nanban-style guard and kozuka. Signed Fujiwara Hisayoshi.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
A Japanese sword guard with the cross of the House of Aviz.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
A slender makiri with a bark wrapped scabbard.
Large Japanese spearhead with red lacquered zig-zag groove. Signed Mitsuhiro.
Blade signed Sesshū-jū Fujiwara Hiroyoshi, active in the 1670s-80s.
A fine cross-shaped yari made by Enju Nobakatsu, with NBTHK Hozon papers.
An exceptionally well-carved Ainu knife.
Resembling a makiri but with the blade's edge on the opposite side.
A pair of Samurai shin protectors finished with Dutch "goudleer".
N.B.T.H.K. Hozon with a set of Nanban-style koshirae with signed tsuba.
A fine and unusually large tsuba. Attributed to Hizen by the NBTHK.
Nanban kozuka are extremely rare, and this is a particularly fine example.
Exceedingly rare Ainu sword. Comes in an old Japanese collection box.