With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.
Made by the last operational bowyer of China, probably for the Mongolian market.
The archetypical Chinese sword guard that gave rise to the Japanese genre of "nanban tsuba".
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
A Chinese sword guard from the 18th century with a Buddhist mantra in lantsa script.
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.
A bronze processional piece with reign marks attributing it to the year 1864.
A very rare example of a type of all-leather tube quiver that was used by Mongols and Tibetans of
Entirely clad in silver and with a differentially heat treated blade.
With heavy pierced silver mounts in with archaic dragon designs.
Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
A beautiful signed Japanese ferrule and pommel plate.
With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
A rather well-made example of its type.
The work nice and crisp, the execution has a naturalistic charm to it.
A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one.
Of the Western Buryats, living near the shores of Lake Baikal.
Of a type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.