A very rare type of dagger that originates from the borderlands of Eastern Tibet and Sichuan.
It was collected by Laurens Langewis, an early 20th-century ethnographer and author.
Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
The Island of Taiwan was briefly under Dutch colonial rule in the 17th cen
It has a solid pale green jade hilt that is fitted to a silver collar-piece.
From approximately the 5th to 3rd century B.C.
Many Mongols, the Khalkas in particular, had close ties with the Manchu ru
Accomplished by bending the edge up and down alternately and polishing it smooth again.
With fine blade in recent polish. With resting scabbard.
With characteristic bulb pommel and silver plating on hilt and scabbard.
With the relatively rare feature of a raised backedge.
Sets with a knife and chopsticks -and sometimes some other utensils- were co
With all silver construction, including the blade.
In emerald green scabbard and with fan case.
With heavy pierced silver mounts in with archaic dragon designs.
While the Chinese are hailed for inventing gunpowder and the
The elite of the Qing dynasty was Manchu, who before taking over China fro
With carved hardwood grips. Complete with pigskin scabbard.
Sets with a knife and chopsticks and sometimes some other utensils were co
Of a type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.
A small Korean knife called eunjangdo, literally "
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.