A peculiar cast iron sword guard, probably from the South China Seas area.
Unusual piece with depiction of a foreign figure.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
A chiseled iron sword guard depicting a Dutch ship with a figure on its stern.
Built around an imported blade, with a human head shaped pommel.
A Chinese sword guard from the 18th century with a Buddhist mantra in lantsa script.
An interesting pierced iron Asian export sword guard that is part of a small group of guards that
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
Blade marked with VOC Amsterdam monogram, and the year 1769.
Constructed out of dense hardwood and with fine mother-of-pearl inlays in the Vietnamese fashion.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
Blade of Persian shamshir form, but of Indian make. Mounts in Kutch style gilt copper.
A large gun with English flintlock mechanism, as favored by the Mirs of the Talpur court. In very good condition, with…
The only set of its type known to me in both private and museum collections.