Worked in repousse, possibly once part of an ornamental piece of armor.
At first sight, this may look like a miniature version of a standard Qing s
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
A heavy, well-made piece that was probably a military issue.
An early Chinese militia jiàn most likely dating from the Ming.
Of a style that fell out of use with the fall of the Qing.
A late Qing dynasty niuweidao (牛尾刀) or "oxtail sa
A simple piece, but with a nicely etched blade typical for the Tibetan / Sichuan borderlands.
From the Ming-Qing transition period, with many typical Ming features.
Cantonese double swords with archaic dragon design mounts.
Of a rarer form, often used for ceremonial pole-arms.
A classic set of Chinese double swords, complete with suspension and hook.
One of the classic weapons in Chinese martial arts.
A short, stout Chinese straightsword of a type used by village defenses across the empire.
With Daoist talisman and Longquan markings.
A paired jian of fushou type, with carved hardwood scabbard.
An unusual piece: Jian with these mountings are usually of the long type, o
Of the exact type seen in use by the famous 29th Route Army.
A rarer configuration, normally mounted with brass in this period. With a chrome-plated blade.
A classic duanjian, but of somewhat earlier manufacture than most.
The dadao is the iconic weapon of republican
One of the most iconic of Chinese weapons, commonly known as "Guandao"
With rare downward curving grip as seen on artwork of the 17th and 18th centuries.
With a large iron guard and hard wooden shaft.
A rather well-made example of its type.
The Chinese straightsword or jian (劍) was th
With brass mounts and ray skin covered scabbard.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
Japanese mail set, with small ring vest and coif sewn to a thick cotton undergarment.
The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords peculiar to t
The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords p
With good, layered blade, mounted in forged iron mounts.
Produced in the ordnance factory in Zengbu, near Guangzhou.
Entirely clad in silver and with a differentially heat treated blade.
A large and impressive blade, its pole cut-down.
A classic example of the narrow military type, with brass guards.
A good set of the first half of the 19th century, with large and rather heavy forge folded blades.
A typical example, complete with lacquered scabbard.
Classic pair of Southern Chinese butterfly swords.
With Nanban-style guard and kozuka. Signed Fujiwara Hisayoshi.
A heavy piece with a substantial blade, with smooth bronze mounts.
A large Chinese double handed falchion of a form that is both related to th
An honest, unpretentious fighting weapon of the Ming-Qing period.
With fine blade in recent polish. With resting scabbard.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
The wide blade with clipped tip mounted on a riveted wooden grip.
Of rare form with short but very heavy double-edged blade.
Of typical southern form with a very slender, pointy blade.
A Chinese shortsword made by a well-known Longquan maker.