The famous tiger faced rattan shield as used by Chinese skirmishers.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
With gold and black painted face with geometric decor.
Adjusted for use on a Japanese sword.
A beautiful signed Japanese ferrule and pommel plate.
With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
An extremely rare sleeveless vest from the Ming-Qing transition period.
With a good blade and a set of fittings that exceed the quality of most of this period.
With influences from several cultures that are rarely seen on a single blade.
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
An early Chinese militia jiàn most likely dating from the Ming.
A forked mace with cast ornament in the middle of the cross guard.
Comprising of a bow, arrows, and string sent to the U.S.A. in 1964 plus an associated quiver.
Built around a beautifully forged blade, in full polish, revealing a burl grain pattern.
Its large blade is of ridged cross-section, inspired by the Japanese design.
With rare downward curving grip as seen on artwork of the 17th and 18th centuries.
With large dragon head collar piece.
A very nice and complete example, circa 1920's-30's.
With translucent horn bellies glued on red pigment.
A royal sword, probably from the Wasi kingdom in present-day Sichuan province.
Rare extant work of a famous workshop in Chengdu.
A massive 17th century saber blade with markings in Manchu and Chinese.
Unusual set of paired Chinese maces of good workmanship.
Dated 1895. Large and heavy, a quality piece.
With a wide clipped tip with notched upper edge.
A small Korean knife called eunjangdo, literally "
The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords peculiar to t
A large Chinese double handed falchion of a form that is both related to th
A rather well-made example of its type.
The Yi or Nuosuo people are known as Lolo in early Western ethnographic wr
A fine example with mother-or-pearl decorated hilt and scabbard.
It has a solid pale green jade hilt that is fitted to a silver collar-piece.
A good set of the first half of the 19th century, with large and rather heavy forge folded blades.
An antique set of scabbard fittings for a Chinese saber, probably second ha
Many Mongols, the Khalkas in particular, had close ties with the Manchu ru
The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords p
The work nice and crisp, the execution has a naturalistic charm to it.
A classic Japanese ship tsuba with a motif called “kazeh
A fine Chinese straightsword blade, of typical Qing form with a rather wide profile.
A large and rather interesting Chinese jian dating from the Chines
With differential heat-treatment, creating a cloudy crystalline effect along the edge.
An unusual piece: Jian with these mountings are usually of the long type, o
Korean ceremonial sabers of the Joseon dynasty are pretty
What are today known as "Ezo fittings" are a style of Japanese sword mount
A fairly unusual piece, of eight-lobed design.
An interesting little sword guard, of fairly simple form w
The archetypical Chinese sword guard of the 17th century.
From approximately the 5th to 3rd century B.C.
Of a type referred to as byeolungeom, "sword used by king’s guard officials".
Private collection. Not for sale.
Chinese civilian martial artists used a wide variety of weapons.
The Island of Taiwan was briefly under Dutch colonial rule in the 17th cen