Exceptionally large pierced iron guard for a Chinese yidao; "virtuous saber".
Silk horse mask from the Xianbei ruled dynasty which ruled northern China from 386 to 534 A.D.
With markings attributing it to the Tongzhou incident and a Japanese surrender tag.
Unusual Chinese duanjian with fine gilt mounts and a blade of non-Chinese origin.
A fine and unusually large tsuba. Attributed to Hizen by the NBTHK.
A robust and heavy example, crafted with care.
A standard pattern Qing military saber, but with the rare addition of a label in Manchu.
Large and heavy example with the notable Umlauff provenance.
Built around an imported blade, with a human head shaped pommel.
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.