Made of thick lacquered hide, with a single brass boss
A luxury Ainu knife styled after the Japanese tantō.
Resembling a makiri but with the blade's edge on the opposite side.
Of a typical style used in Hokkaido in the 19th century.
A slender makiri with a bark wrapped scabbard.
An exceptionally well-carved Ainu knife.
A classic example of the narrow military type, with brass guards.
Of the 19th century. Ex Stephen Selby collection.
Classic pair of Southern Chinese butterfly swords.
A fine twistcore blade in standard pattern Qing military mounts.
A very rare matching set of Korean bowcase and quiver.
A fine and somewhat unusual specimen, with engraved brass mounts and hardwood grip.
Iron lockbox with key, decorated with the gold koftgari normally seen on arms.
A flaming skull that was once part of the crown of a Tibetan oracle.
Made by the Kinai group of Echizen, who originated as horimono carvers.
With a sayagaki by Honma sensei attributing it to Yosozaemon.
A fine cross-shaped yari made by Enju Nobakatsu, with NBTHK Hozon papers.
Large Japanese spearhead with red lacquered zig-zag groove. Signed Mitsuhiro.
With Nanban-style guard and kozuka. Signed Fujiwara Hisayoshi.
A very ornate example worn by chieftains of the Rukai and Paiwan tribes of Southern Taiwan.
A striking battle helmet from the Momoyama period of 1568-1600 A.D.
With square cross-section point and several Bikaner armory markings.
This one has the early, peaked form and is signed by its maker.
With fine blade in recent polish. With resting scabbard.
Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
With bat-shaped guard. A very high-quality example for the time period.
Indian gauntlet sword with German blade made in Solingen.
From the P. Holstein collection, published in 1931.
Traditionally associated with Vishnu, it was an essential piece of equipment for the Sikh nihang.
With wootz blade, Marwari style hilt, and its original red velvet scabbard.
With Persian wootz blade, engraved at forte with floral designs.
A fine Marwari talwar presented to the Dewan (chief minister) of Bikaner in 1756 A.D.
A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.
A 16th hooded katar with the wide, ribbed blade that is characteristic for this period.
An unusually ornate iteration of the design, intended for Hindu ceremonies.
An early example, late Vijayanagara empire, with a fine wootz spatulate blade.
Signed by an artist named Kanesada from Higo.
A set for the beginning collector.
Tetsugendo school. Round plate with discoid cross-section, chiseled with dragons.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
Large example with gold and silver overlay.
Asian sword guard of unknown origin, modified in Japan.
Also known as Kwanto-gata, with two facing dragon chasing a pearl.
This style was worn by nobles and senior officials.
With a large iron guard and hard wooden shaft.
A highly unusual set of paired maces with crescent tips.
Never mounted, still with the shop's wooden stopper.
Called suàntóu gǔduǒ in Mandarin, with characteristic brass head.
Produced in the ordnance factory in Zengbu, near Guangzhou.
The best of its kind known to me, with silver overlay and ivory finial.
With triple grooves and in heavy silver mountings.