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.
The work nice and crisp, the execution has a naturalistic charm to it.
A classic Japanese ship tsuba with a motif called “kazeh
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.
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.
A fairly unusual piece, of eight-lobed design.
As a non-military weapon, not much was written about Chin
Also known as Kwanto-gata, with two facing dragon chasing a pearl.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
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 rather good example of a Japanese-made nanban tsuba.
A near round tsuba with beaded rim depicting two dragons in vegetal scrollwork.
A by-knife for a Japanese sword, with a hilt shaped like a sword tang.
A small Korean knife called eunjangdo, literally "
A heavy, well-made piece that was probably a military issue.
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.
With a large double-edged tip and golden cresting.
Of a style that fell out of use with the fall of the Qing.
A late Qing dynasty niuweidao (牛尾刀) or "oxtail sa
A simple piece, but with a nicely etched blade typical for the Tibetan / Sichuan borderlands.
Flails derived off farming tools were used since antiquity
Sets with a knife and chopsticks and sometimes some other utensils were co
From the Ming-Qing transition period, with many typical Ming features.
Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.
Signed by an artist named Kanesada from Higo.
Cantonese double swords with archaic dragon design mounts.
A heavy Sin-Vietnamese fighting knife, with recently polished blade.
With carved hardwood grips. Complete with pigskin scabbard.
Of a rarer form, often used for ceremonial pole-arms.
A rare 17th-century sword guard made of foreign steel.
An iron openwork guard two dragons chasing a flaming pearl.