Carbon dated to 1175-1275 A.D. with 95,4% certainty, the height of the Mongol conquest period.
This enigmatic hardwood club is modeled after a sword.
Rare double-edged shortsword of the Ifugao of northern Luzon.
A nice belatu with the rarer gari matuwà style blade.
Nice and complete example with talisman basket. Probably 20th century.
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 peculiar type of knife worn in the north of Nias.
A classic example of the narrow military type, with brass guards.
Of the 19th century. Ex Stephen Selby collection.
Classic pair of Southern Chinese butterfly swords.
A fine twistcore blade in standard pattern Qing military mounts.
Probably from the French Tonkin campaign of the 1880s.
A very rare matching set of Korean bowcase and quiver.
An old Korean hornbow from the 50s or 60s with string and arrows.
A large Chinese rattan shield called tengpai, used by special front-line troops.
A rare thousand-year-old dagger from the Khmer empire.
Unusual Chinese duanjian with fine gilt mounts and a blade of non-Chinese origin.
The 9-luk blade of strong proportions is engraved with the face of a demon.
A fine and unusually large tsuba. Attributed to Hizen by the NBTHK.
It represents the best of Burmese silversmithing with repousse work in high relief.
A flaming skull that was once part of the crown of a Tibetan oracle.
A wakizashi by master Kunikiyo, tested by the most famous sword tester of 17th century Japan.
Made by the Kinai group of Echizen, who originated as horimono carvers.
With a sayagaki by Honma sensei attributing it to Yosozaemon.
A fine cross-shaped yari made by Enju Nobakatsu, with NBTHK Hozon papers.
Large Japanese spearhead with red lacquered zig-zag groove. Signed Mitsuhiro.
A pair of Samurai shin protectors finished with Dutch "goudleer".
With Nanban-style guard and kozuka. Signed Fujiwara Hisayoshi.
Rare sword from the headhunters of Nias. Complete with talismanic basket and belt hook.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
Collected by Victor Auguste Robin, a senior officer of the Tonkin expeditionary force 1885-1887.
With a narrow, double fullered blade and sharp tip and brass mounts in the earlier style.
A rare type of dagger from South Kalimantan, loosely based on Islamic daggers seen worn by traders.
With the characteristic carved face hilt and the rarer "sarong seltoep" scabbard.
An oversized utility knife of the headhunters of Borneo.
A very ornate example worn by chieftains of the Rukai and Paiwan tribes of Southern Taiwan.
Of the hill peoples of the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
A striking battle helmet from the Momoyama period of 1568-1600 A.D.
Complete example with the rarer feature of inlays at the base of the blade.
This one has the early, peaked form and is signed by its maker.
A very good sword from South Sulawesi (Celebes) with silver mounts and a dated VOC blade.
With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
Blade marked with VOC Amsterdam monogram, and the year 1769.
The sword of the Sundanese people of the Preanger highlands.
Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
Early piece with an unusual European-style stiletto blade.
A heavy Sin-Vietnamese fighting knife, with recently polished blade.