A wakizashi by master Kunikiyo, tested by the most famous sword tester of 17th century Japan.
The only set of its type known to me in both private and museum collections.
With markings attributing it to the Tongzhou incident and a Japanese surrender tag.
With a connection to local royalty in Jinchuan, Sichuan province.
A very rare example of a type of all-leather tube quiver that was used by Mongols and Tibetans of
A large Chinese rattan shield called tengpai, used by special front-line troops.
Unusual Chinese duanjian with fine gilt mounts and a blade of non-Chinese origin.
A pair of Samurai shin protectors finished with Dutch "goudleer".
A fine and unusually large tsuba. Attributed to Hizen by the NBTHK.
Large Japanese spearhead with red lacquered zig-zag groove. Signed Mitsuhiro.
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
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.
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
A beautiful signed Japanese ferrule and pommel plate.
An old Korean hornbow from the 50s or 60s with string and arrows.
A Chinese sword guard from the 18th century with a Buddhist mantra in lantsa script.
Built around an imported blade, with a human head shaped pommel.
A heavy Sin-Vietnamese fighting knife, with recently polished blade.
A simple piece, but with a nicely etched blade typical for the Tibetan / Sichuan borderlands.
Its outer surface is decorated with interlocking swastikas and family crests.
A by-knife for a Japanese sword, with a hilt shaped like a sword tang.
A peculiar tsuba with a depiction of Bodhidharma and two dragon chasing a pearl.
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
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.