With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.
This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
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
From the Ming-Qing transition period, with many typical Ming features.
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.
A classic set of Chinese double swords, complete with suspension and hook.
Comprising of a bow, arrows, and string sent to the U.S.A. in 1964 plus an associated quiver.
A very heavy Manchu bow used for strength training and military examinations.
Pellet bows and crossbows have a long history in China.
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.
A short-eared composite bow with an iron hinge in the handle so it folds upon itself.
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.
Dating from the revival period of Chinese archery in the 1930s.
The dadao is the iconic weapon of republican
A classic duanjian, but of somewhat earlier manufacture than most.
With rare downward curving grip as seen on artwork of the 17th and 18th centuries.
The Chinese straightsword or jian (劍) was th
A rather well-made example of its type.
With brass mounts and ray skin covered scabbard.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords p
The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords peculiar to t
One of the last bows by Yang Wentong, father of Yang Fuxi.
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 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.
With Nanban-style guard and kozuka. Signed Fujiwara Hisayoshi.
An honest, unpretentious fighting weapon of the Ming-Qing period.
A large Chinese double handed falchion of a form that is both related to th
Made of heavy silk with gilt copper alloy mounts.
Combining surplus Qing mounts with Mongol leatherwork.
A heavy piece with a substantial blade, with smooth bronze mounts.
Perhaps one of the most famous and long-lived of Chinese weapons.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
With fine blade in recent polish. With resting scabbard.
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.
This sword is part of a group of very similar swords.