A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
Of a type used by bandits, brigands, pirates, and the like.
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.
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
A small Korean knife called eunjangdo, literally "
A heavy, well-made piece that was probably a military issue.
Of a type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.
Of a style that fell out of use with the fall of the Qing.
Sets with a knife and chopsticks and sometimes some other utensils were co
A heavy Sin-Vietnamese fighting knife, with recently polished blade.
Of a rarer form, often used for ceremonial pole-arms.
With carved hardwood grips. Complete with pigskin scabbard.
A robust and heavy example, crafted with care.
One of the classic weapons in Chinese martial arts.
The elite of the Qing dynasty was Manchu, who before taking over China fro
While the Chinese are hailed for inventing gunpowder and the
One of the most iconic of Chinese weapons, commonly known as "Guandao"
In emerald green scabbard and with fan case.
With heavy pierced silver mounts in with archaic dragon designs.
With a large iron guard and hard wooden shaft.
Sets with a knife and chopsticks -and sometimes some other utensils- were co
With characteristic bulb pommel and silver plating on hilt and scabbard.
Of a typical style used in Hokkaido in the 19th century.
With the relatively rare feature of a raised backedge.
With all silver construction, including the blade.
A large and impressive blade, its pole cut-down.
With fine blade in recent polish. With resting scabbard.
Accomplished by bending the edge up and down alternately and polishing it smooth again.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
Many Mongols, the Khalkas in particular, had close ties with the Manchu ru
A slender makiri with a bark wrapped scabbard.
Large Japanese spearhead with red lacquered zig-zag groove. Signed Mitsuhiro.
From approximately the 5th to 3rd century B.C.
With spinach green jade handle and carved buffalo horn scabbard.
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.
It has a solid pale green jade hilt that is fitted to a silver collar-piece.
N.B.T.H.K. Hozon with a set of Nanban-style koshirae with signed tsuba.
The Island of Taiwan was briefly under Dutch colonial rule in the 17th cen
Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
A fine example with mother-or-pearl decorated hilt and scabbard.
A luxury Ainu knife styled after the Japanese tantō.
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.
Made of blackened copper-gold alloy, finely inlaid with poems in pure gold.