A classic set of Chinese double swords, complete with suspension and hook.
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.
Built around an imported blade, with a human head shaped pommel.
Pellet bows and crossbows have a long history in China.
One of the classic weapons in Chinese martial arts.
A Japanese volume from the 唐土訓蒙圖彚 or "Illustrated Encyclopedia of Things Ch
Korean ceremonial sabers of the Joseon dynasty are pretty
What are today known as "Ezo fittings" are a style of Japanese sword mount
Private collection. Not for sale.
A forked mace with cast ornament in the middle of the cross guard.
A short, stout Chinese straightsword of a type used by village defenses across the empire.
Depicting the golden cat, representing the 6th military rank.
A Chinese sword guard from the 18th century with a Buddhist mantra in lantsa script.
With Daoist talisman and Longquan markings.
While the Chinese are hailed for inventing gunpowder and the
The elite of the Qing dynasty was Manchu, who before taking over China fro
A paired jian of fushou type, with carved hardwood scabbard.
A short-eared composite bow with an iron hinge in the handle so it folds upon itself.
An unusual piece: Jian with these mountings are usually of the long type, o
A Chinese traditional hidden striking weapon, this time executed in the "white copper" alloy.
Of the exact type seen in use by the famous 29th Route Army.
A rarer configuration, normally mounted with brass in this period. With a chrome-plated blade.
Dating from the revival period of Chinese archery in the 1930s.
The dadao is the iconic weapon of republican
An interesting little sword guard, of fairly simple form w
A classic duanjian, but of somewhat earlier manufacture than most.
An old Korean hornbow from the 50s or 60s with string and arrows.
One of the most iconic of Chinese weapons, commonly known as "Guandao"
In emerald green scabbard and with fan case.
A beautiful signed Japanese ferrule and pommel plate.
Made by the Kinai group of Echizen, who originated as horimono carvers.
With heavy pierced silver mounts in with archaic dragon designs.
With rare downward curving grip as seen on artwork of the 17th and 18th centuries.
The Chinese straightsword or jian (劍) was th
Sets with a knife and chopsticks -and sometimes some other utensils- were co
The Japanese kusarigama is a variation of the gama, a scythe-like weapon that
Made of wood, with a silver ornamental fitting of remarkable workmanship.
With a large iron guard and hard wooden shaft.
A rather well-made example of its type.
With all silver construction, including the blade.
With brass mounts and ray skin covered scabbard.
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords p
The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords peculiar to t
Adjusted for use on a Japanese sword.
Japanese mail set, with small ring vest and coif sewn to a thick cotton undergarment.
With characteristic bulb pommel and silver plating on hilt and scabbard.
With the relatively rare feature of a raised backedge.
Large and heavy example with the notable Umlauff provenance.
One of the last bows by Yang Wentong, father of Yang Fuxi.