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.
Asian sword guard of unknown origin, modified in Japan.
This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
A double-edged samurai tool with morbid origins.
Unusual piece with depiction of a foreign figure.
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
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.
As a non-military weapon, not much was written about Chin
A peculiar cast iron sword guard, probably from the South China Seas area.
Also known as Kwanto-gata, with two facing dragon chasing a pearl.
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
A fairly unusual piece, of eight-lobed design.
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 small Korean knife called eunjangdo, literally "
A by-knife for a Japanese sword, with a hilt shaped like a sword tang.
A heavy, well-made piece that was probably a military issue.
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.
Of a type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.
For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
An early Chinese militia jiàn most likely dating from the Ming.
Of a style that fell out of use with the fall of the Qing.
With a large double-edged tip and golden cresting.
A late Qing dynasty niuweidao (牛尾刀) or "oxtail sa
Flails derived off farming tools were used since antiquity
Sets with a knife and chopsticks and sometimes some other utensils were co
A simple piece, but with a nicely etched blade typical for the Tibetan / Sichuan borderlands.
Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.
From the Ming-Qing transition period, with many typical Ming features.
Signed by an artist named Kanesada from Higo.
Cantonese double swords with archaic dragon design mounts.
Of a rarer form, often used for ceremonial pole-arms.
With carved hardwood grips. Complete with pigskin scabbard.
A rare 17th-century sword guard made of foreign steel.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
Comprising of a bow, arrows, and string sent to the U.S.A. in 1964 plus an associated quiver.
A very heavy Manchu bow used for strength training and military examinations.