With intricately carved ivory hilt depicting a demon on a horse.
Of military style with long, narrow blades and ribbed hardwood grips.
With overlays of vegetal motifs alternated with animals, actual and mythical.
Sawasa is a copper-gold alloy that was patinated a "raven black" and then highlights were parcel-gilt.
Exceedingly rare Ainu sword. Comes in an old Japanese collection box.
With mountings of meticulously worked copper with silver overlays
Jinchuan aborigines sword, the Qianlong emperor's name for this type of sword.
With Persian inspired blade in Hindu basket hilt, both of fine wootz.
With Mamluk style blade decor and inscriptions on both blade and hilt.
A very good example of a Tibetan dpa'dam in its archetypical form.
With beautiful pierced ironwork scabbard.
Presented here is a beautiful khanda with an exceptionally fine pierced hilt.
A deluxe set of double straightswords with carved ivory grips and gilt mounts.
With twist-core steel and of early liuyedao form. Probably 17th century.
With openwork brass mounts in early imperial style.
A massive 17th century saber blade with markings in Manchu and Chinese.
An unusually large presentation saber in the style of high-end Chinese military sabers.
A very early, full-length type, rarely seen with chiseled iron mounts.
Part of a group of rare late 17th century examples, representing the finest of its kind.
A royal sword, probably from the Wasi kingdom in present-day Sichuan province.