Adjusted for use on a Japanese sword.
With gold and black painted face with geometric decor.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
The famous tiger faced rattan shield as used by Chinese skirmishers.
With carved hardwood grips. Complete with pigskin scabbard.
Made of heavy silk with gilt copper alloy mounts.
A Japanese sword guard with the cross of the House of Aviz.
With all silver construction, including the blade.
Of the exact type seen in use by the famous 29th Route Army.
A rare 17th-century sword guard made of foreign steel.
The 17th-century blade is mounted in fittings designed by Philip Tom and executed by Vince Evans some 20 years ago.
A heavy, well-made piece that was probably a military issue.
Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.
With heavy pierced silver mounts in with archaic dragon designs.
Iron chopsticks that combine as a kogai, with silver inlaid Paulownia mon.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
A peculiar Chinese dadao with markings attributing it to a Hui army or battallion.
A short, stout Chinese straightsword of a type used by village defenses across the empire.
From the Ming-Qing transition period, with many typical Ming features.
A rarer configuration, normally mounted with brass in this period. With a chrome-plated blade.
A typical example, complete with lacquered scabbard.
Of a style that fell out of use with the fall of the Qing.
Entirely clad in silver and with a differentially heat treated blade.
Depicting the golden cat, representing the 6th military rank.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
A short-eared composite bow with an iron hinge in the handle so it folds upon itself.
For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
A very heavy Manchu bow used for strength training and military examinations.
With good, layered blade, mounted in forged iron mounts.
A large and impressive blade, its pole cut-down.
Of typical southern form with a very slender, pointy blade.
With brass mounts and ray skin covered scabbard.
A step above the norm in quality for this period, with nicely pierced mounts.
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
The archetypical Chinese sword guard that gave rise to the Japanese genre of "nanban tsuba".
Dating from the revival period of Chinese archery in the 1930s.
With iron mounts with golden overlay of dragons.
Made by the last operational bowyer of China, probably for the Mongolian market.
With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.
The wide blade with clipped tip mounted on a riveted wooden grip.
With fine carved hilts, substantial bronze D-guards, and subtle signs of heat treatment on the blades.
With a large double-edged tip and golden cresting.
One of the last bows by Yang Wentong, father of Yang Fuxi.
With a straight blade of asymmetrical grind and a strongly Chinese inspired scabbard.
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
Japanese mail set, with small ring vest and coif sewn to a thick cotton undergarment.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
A rare surviving example of the simple military version of this style.
Worked in repousse, possibly once part of an ornamental piece of armor.
Of rare form with short but very heavy double-edged blade.