With heavy pierced silver mounts in with archaic dragon designs.
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.
Dating from the revival period of Chinese archery in the 1930s.
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.
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.
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.
An iron openwork guard two dragons chasing a flaming pearl.
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.
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.
A heavy Sin-Vietnamese fighting knife, with recently polished blade.
Cantonese double swords with archaic dragon design mounts.
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.
A simple piece, but with a nicely etched blade typical for the Tibetan / Sichuan borderlands.
A late Qing dynasty niuweidao (牛尾刀) or "oxtail sa
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.
For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
Of a type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.
Its outer surface is decorated with interlocking swastikas and family crests.
Tetsugendo school. Round plate with discoid cross-section, chiseled with dragons.
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.