With a five-clawed imperial dragon chasing the pearl of wisdom.
Iron chopsticks that combine as a kogai, with silver inlaid Paulownia mon.
Large example with gold and silver overlay.
With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.
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.
A simple early 20th-century fighting dagger with ribbed grip.
Asian sword guard of unknown origin, modified in Japan.
This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
Belt buckle from West-Java, worn by Peranakan and wealthy Javanese women.
Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.
Weapons not for man, but for an unfortunate rooster. Retired, in a hardwood box.
An oversized utility knife of the headhunters of Borneo.
Of the hill peoples of the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
A peculiar form of dagger found on the northern part of the island of Sumatra.
Large, heavy single-edged example with iron mounts.
The work nice and crisp, the execution has a naturalistic charm to it.
A classic Japanese ship tsuba with a motif called “kazeh
A charming little sewar dagger from the island of Sumatra, Indonesia.
A double-edged samurai tool with morbid origins.
A peculiar cast iron sword guard, probably from the South China Seas area.
Unusual piece with depiction of a foreign figure.
Executed in "nanban style" openwork with chiseled and gold-encrusted peonies.
A classic example with an older blade and timaha wood scabbard.
A very rare flask used by Chin men of Burma for sipping nicotine water.
At first sight, this may look like a miniature version of a standard Qing s
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
Presented in this article is a somewhat rare example of a purely practical Vietna
A fairly unusual piece, of eight-lobed design.
With iron ferrule and copper and silver overlaid blade.
As a non-military weapon, not much was written about Chin
Also known as Kwanto-gata, with two facing dragon chasing a pearl.
Complete with a large number of darts, some with poisoned tips.
With carved wooden hilt with a beautiful deep patina. Blade in old finish.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
Modeled after the Chinese "guan dao", made of lacquered wood.
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
A typical example with a nice forge folded blade with differential heat treatment.
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.
The sword and everyday tool of the headhunters of Borneo.
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.
This style was produced in Tangerang, just West of Batavia, now Jakarta.
A small Korean knife called eunjangdo, literally "
Early piece with an unusual European-style stiletto blade.
A heavy, well-made piece that was probably a military issue.
Its outer surface is decorated with interlocking swastikas and family crests.