With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
Blade marked with VOC Amsterdam monogram, and the year 1769.
Blade of Persian shamshir form, but of Indian make. Mounts in Kutch style gilt copper.
Unusual piece with depiction of a foreign figure.
A peculiar cast iron sword guard, probably from the South China Seas area.
Built around an imported blade, with a human head shaped pommel.
The only set of its type known to me in both private and museum collections.
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.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
An interesting pierced iron Asian export sword guard that is part of a small group of guards that
A chiseled iron sword guard depicting a Dutch ship with a figure on its stern.