With a five-clawed imperial dragon chasing the pearl of wisdom.
Iron chopsticks that combine as a kogai, with silver inlaid Paulownia mon.
Large example with gold and silver overlay.
With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.
A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one, converted for Japanese use.
Worked in repousse, possibly once part of an ornamental piece of armor.
Asian sword guard of unknown origin, modified in Japan.
This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
The work nice and crisp, the execution has a naturalistic charm to it.
A classic Japanese ship tsuba with a motif called “kazeh
A double-edged samurai tool with morbid origins.
At first sight, this may look like a miniature version of a standard Qing s
A fairly unusual piece, of eight-lobed design.
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
Also known as Kwanto-gata, with two facing dragon chasing a pearl.
As a non-military weapon, not much was written about Chin
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
Executed in gold and silver on a shakudō nanako base, with golden back.
A rather good example of a Japanese-made nanban tsuba.
A near round tsuba with beaded rim depicting two dragons in vegetal scrollwork.
A heavy, well-made piece that was probably a military issue.
A small Korean knife called eunjangdo, literally "
Tetsugendo school. Round plate with discoid cross-section, chiseled with dragons.
Of a type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.
For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
Of a style that fell out of use with the fall of the Qing.
An early Chinese militia jiàn most likely dating from the Ming.
With a large double-edged tip and golden cresting.
A late Qing dynasty niuweidao (牛尾刀) or "oxtail sa
Flails derived off farming tools were used since antiquity
Sets with a knife and chopsticks and sometimes some other utensils were co
From the Ming-Qing transition period, with many typical Ming features.
Signed by an artist named Kanesada from Higo.
Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.
Cantonese double swords with archaic dragon design mounts.
Of a rarer form, often used for ceremonial pole-arms.
With carved hardwood grips. Complete with pigskin scabbard.
A rare 17th-century sword guard made of foreign steel.
An iron openwork guard two dragons chasing a flaming pearl.
A classic set of Chinese double swords, complete with suspension and hook.
A very heavy Manchu bow used for strength training and military examinations.
Comprising of a bow, arrows, and string sent to the U.S.A. in 1964 plus an associated quiver.
Pellet bows and crossbows have a long history in China.
One of the classic weapons in Chinese martial arts.
A Japanese volume from the 唐土訓蒙圖彚 or "Illustrated Encyclopedia of Things Ch
Korean ceremonial sabers of the Joseon dynasty are pretty
What are today known as "Ezo fittings" are a style of Japanese sword mount
A short, stout Chinese straightsword of a type used by village defenses across the empire.
Depicting the golden cat, representing the 6th military rank.
A forked mace with cast ornament in the middle of the cross guard.