It has a solid pale green jade hilt that is fitted to a silver collar-piece.
With a wide clipped tip with notched upper edge.
An antique set of scabbard fittings for a Chinese saber, probably second ha
Rare extant work of a famous workshop in Chengdu.
The Chinese straightsword or jiàn (劍) was traditi
This one has the early, peaked form and is signed by its maker.
Used to move imperial orders from the emperor’s quarters to the recipient.
An extremely rare and possibly unique type of Chinese officer's saber, or peidao, of the 18th century.
A highly unusual set of paired maces with crescent tips.
Built around a beautifully forged blade, in full polish, revealing a burl grain pattern.
Introduction to the type
This type of sword is referred to as zhibe
With tapering blade, hollow ground on each side to make the edges slightly sharper.
Nanban kozuka are extremely rare, and this is a particularly fine example.
The Island of Taiwan was briefly under Dutch colonial rule in the 17th cen
Of the Western Buryats, living near the shores of Lake Baikal.
With differential heat-treatment, creating a cloudy crystalline effect along the edge.
A rare surviving example of the simple military version of this style.
A particularly nice example with 120 iron bands holding the blade.
Chinese civilian martial artists used a wide variety of weapons.
With translucent horn bellies glued on red pigment.
A fine Chinese straightsword blade, of typical Qing form with a rather wide profile.
Unusual set of paired Chinese maces of good workmanship.
Made by the last operational bowyer of China, probably for the Mongolian market.
The Chinese saber comes in a great variety of curvatures, profiles, and wi
A pair of Samurai shin protectors finished with Dutch "goudleer".
Miaodao simply being a more recent name for the wodao.
With rare raised backedge.
With narrow liuyedao blades of moderate curvature.
The 17th-century blade is mounted in fittings designed by Philip Tom and executed by Vince Evans some 20 years ago.
Unusual Chinese duanjian with fine gilt mounts and a blade of non-Chinese origin.
Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
A step above the norm in quality for this period, with nicely pierced mounts.
With a straight blade of asymmetrical grind and a strongly Chinese inspired scabbard.
Dated 1895. Large and heavy, a quality piece.
A fine example with mother-or-pearl decorated hilt and scabbard.
With large dragon head collar piece.
The archetypical Chinese sword guard of the 17th century.
The famous tiger faced rattan shield as used by Chinese skirmishers.
In Chinese military culture, there has long been a distinc
From my personal collection. A quiver that was once worn at court ceremonies by high ranked officers and imperial…
With bat-shaped guard. A very high-quality example for the time period.
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
The yaodao, literally "waist saber" was the standard side-arm for
With a good blade and a set of fittings that exceed the quality of most of this period.
Chiseled in the blade is “勅今” which could either mean "imperial order" or "Daoist magic command".
A very rare example of a type of all-leather tube quiver that was used by Mongols and Tibetans of
Built around an excellent sanmei blade.
With influences from several cultures that are rarely seen on a single blade.
A large Chinese rattan shield called tengpai, used by special front-line troops.
Exceedingly rare Ainu sword. Comes in an old Japanese collection box.
With a connection to local royalty in Jinchuan, Sichuan province.
With a sayagaki by Honma sensei attributing it to Yosozaemon.