A quiver of the late Qing dynasty.
In emerald green scabbard and with fan case.
From my personal collection. A quiver that was once worn at court ceremonies by high ranked officers and imperial…
Accomplished by bending the edge up and down alternately and polishing it smooth again.
A rather good example of a Japanese-made nanban tsuba.
A near round tsuba with beaded rim depicting two dragons in vegetal scrollwork.
An iron openwork guard two dragons chasing a flaming pearl.
Of a type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.
Sets with a knife and chopsticks and sometimes some other utensils were co
With the relatively rare feature of a raised backedge.
Of the Western Buryats, living near the shores of Lake Baikal.
Pellet bows and crossbows have a long history in China.
With an estimated draw weight of 160-200 pounds.
A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one, converted for Japanese use.
This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
Perhaps one of the most famous and long-lived of Chinese weapons.
Nanban kozuka are extremely rare, and this is a particularly fine example.
Sets with a knife and chopsticks -and sometimes some other utensils- were co
The Island of Taiwan was briefly under Dutch colonial rule in the 17th cen
From approximately the 5th to 3rd century B.C.
The archetypical Chinese sword guard of the 17th century.
An interesting little sword guard, of fairly simple form w
A fairly unusual piece, of eight-lobed design.
What are today known as "Ezo fittings" are a style of Japanese sword mount
Korean ceremonial sabers of the Joseon dynasty are pretty
A classic Japanese ship tsuba with a motif called “kazeh
The work nice and crisp, the execution has a naturalistic charm to it.
Many Mongols, the Khalkas in particular, had close ties with the Manchu ru
An antique set of scabbard fittings for a Chinese saber, probably second ha
It has a solid pale green jade hilt that is fitted to a silver collar-piece.
A small Korean knife called eunjangdo, literally "
Rare extant work of a famous workshop in Chengdu.
With translucent horn bellies glued on red pigment.
Comprising of a bow, arrows, and string sent to the U.S.A. in 1964 plus an associated quiver.
Adjusted for use on a Japanese sword.
With gold and black painted face with geometric decor.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
With carved hardwood grips. Complete with pigskin scabbard.
Made of heavy silk with gilt copper alloy mounts.
A Japanese sword guard with the cross of the House of Aviz.
With all silver construction, including the blade.
A rare 17th-century sword guard made of foreign steel.
Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.
With heavy pierced silver mounts in with archaic dragon designs.
Iron chopsticks that combine as a kogai, with silver inlaid Paulownia mon.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
A short-eared composite bow with an iron hinge in the handle so it folds upon itself.
For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
A very heavy Manchu bow used for strength training and military examinations.
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.