With fine carved hilts, substantial bronze D-guards, and subtle signs of heat treatment on the blades.
Yet another type that I had not yet seen before.
Many Mongols, the Khalkas in particular, had close ties with the Manchu ru
Of rare form with short but very heavy double-edged blade.
Of typical southern form with a very slender, pointy blade.
The wide blade with clipped tip mounted on a riveted wooden grip.
Accomplished by bending the edge up and down alternately and polishing it smooth again.
Perhaps one of the most famous and long-lived of Chinese weapons.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
With fine blade in recent polish. With resting scabbard.
A Japanese sword guard with the cross of the House of Aviz.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
An honest, unpretentious fighting weapon of the Ming-Qing period.
A large Chinese double handed falchion of a form that is both related to th
Made of heavy silk with gilt copper alloy mounts.
Combining surplus Qing mounts with Mongol leatherwork.
A heavy piece with a substantial blade, with smooth bronze mounts.
Produced in the ordnance factory in Zengbu, near Guangzhou.
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
The archetypical Chinese sword guard that gave rise to the Japanese genre of "nanban tsuba".
With Nanban-style guard and kozuka. Signed Fujiwara Hisayoshi.
A standard pattern Qing military saber, but with the rare addition of a label in Manchu.
The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords p
A good set of the first half of the 19th century, with large and rather heavy forge folded blades.
A typical example, complete with lacquered scabbard.
Entirely clad in silver and with a differentially heat treated blade.
A large and impressive blade, its pole cut-down.
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.
With good, layered blade, mounted in forged iron mounts.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
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 rare downward curving grip as seen on artwork of the 17th and 18th centuries.
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.