A fine cross-shaped yari made by Enju Nobakatsu, with NBTHK Hozon papers.
Large Japanese spearhead with red lacquered zig-zag groove. Signed Mitsuhiro.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
A large and impressive blade, its pole cut-down.
With a large iron guard and hard wooden shaft.
One of the most iconic of Chinese weapons, commonly known as "Guandao"
While the Chinese are hailed for inventing gunpowder and the
The elite of the Qing dynasty was Manchu, who before taking over China fro
One of the classic weapons in Chinese martial arts.
Of a rarer form, often used for ceremonial pole-arms.
Of a style that fell out of use with the fall of the Qing.
A heavy, well-made piece that was probably a military issue.
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
At first sight, this may look like a miniature version of a standard Qing s