A small Korean knife called eunjangdo, literally "
A heavy, well-made piece that was probably a military issue.
Executed in gold and silver on a shakudō nanako base, with golden back.
A peculiar tsuba with a depiction of Bodhidharma and two dragon chasing a pearl.
A fairly unusual piece, of eight-lobed design.
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
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.
At first sight, this may look like a miniature version of a standard Qing s
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.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
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.
Worked in repousse, possibly once part of an ornamental piece of armor.
Asian sword guard of unknown origin, modified in Japan.
A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one, converted for Japanese use.
Large example with gold and silver overlay.
With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.
Iron chopsticks that combine as a kogai, with silver inlaid Paulownia mon.
With a five-clawed imperial dragon chasing the pearl of wisdom.