While the Chinese are hailed for inventing gunpowder and the
In emerald green scabbard and with fan case.
One of the most iconic of Chinese weapons, commonly known as "Guandao"
Accomplished by bending the edge up and down alternately and polishing it smooth again.
At first sight, this may look like a miniature version of a standard Qing s
Of a type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.
Sets with a knife and chopsticks and sometimes some other utensils were co
With the relatively rare feature of a raised backedge.
One of the classic weapons in Chinese martial arts.
The elite of the Qing dynasty was Manchu, who before taking over China fro
Sets with a knife and chopsticks -and sometimes some other utensils- were co
The Island of Taiwan was briefly under Dutch colonial rule in the 17th cen
From approximately the 5th to 3rd century B.C.
Many Mongols, the Khalkas in particular, had close ties with the Manchu ru
It has a solid pale green jade hilt that is fitted to a silver collar-piece.
A fine example with mother-or-pearl decorated hilt and scabbard.
A small Korean knife called eunjangdo, literally "
With carved hardwood grips. Complete with pigskin scabbard.
A heavy, well-made piece that was probably a military issue.
With heavy pierced silver mounts in with archaic dragon designs.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
Of a style that fell out of use with the fall of the Qing.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
A large and impressive blade, its pole cut-down.
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
Of a rarer form, often used for ceremonial pole-arms.
Made of blackened copper-gold alloy, finely inlaid with poems in pure gold.
With characteristic bulb pommel and silver plating on hilt and scabbard.
A very rare type of dagger that originates from the borderlands of Eastern Tibet and Sichuan.
It was collected by Laurens Langewis, an early 20th-century ethnographer and author.
With a large iron guard and hard wooden shaft.
Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
With fine blade in recent polish. With resting scabbard.
A heavy Sin-Vietnamese fighting knife, with recently polished blade.
A robust and heavy example, crafted with care.
Large Japanese spearhead with red lacquered zig-zag groove. Signed Mitsuhiro.
A fine cross-shaped yari made by Enju Nobakatsu, with NBTHK Hozon papers.
An exceptionally well-carved Ainu knife.
A slender makiri with a bark wrapped scabbard.
Of a typical style used in Hokkaido in the 19th century.
Resembling a makiri but with the blade's edge on the opposite side.
A luxury Ainu knife styled after the Japanese tantō.
Of a type used by bandits, brigands, pirates, and the like.
With spinach green jade handle and carved buffalo horn scabbard.
N.B.T.H.K. Hozon with a set of Nanban-style koshirae with signed tsuba.
With all silver construction, including the blade.