Dating from the revival period of Chinese archery in the 1930s.
The archetypical Chinese sword guard that gave rise to the Japanese genre of "nanban tsuba".
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
A step above the norm in quality for this period, with nicely pierced mounts.
With brass mounts and ray skin covered scabbard.
Of typical southern form with a very slender, pointy blade.
A large and impressive blade, its pole cut-down.
With good, layered blade, mounted in forged iron mounts.
A very heavy Manchu bow used for strength training and military examinations.
For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
A short-eared composite bow with an iron hinge in the handle so it folds upon itself.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
Depicting the golden cat, representing the 6th military rank.
Entirely clad in silver and with a differentially heat treated blade.
Of a style that fell out of use with the fall of the Qing.
A typical example, complete with lacquered scabbard.
A rarer configuration, normally mounted with brass in this period. With a chrome-plated blade.
From the Ming-Qing transition period, with many typical Ming features.
A short, stout Chinese straightsword of a type used by village defenses across the empire.
A peculiar Chinese dadao with markings attributing it to a Hui army or battallion.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
Iron chopsticks that combine as a kogai, with silver inlaid Paulownia mon.
With heavy pierced silver mounts in with archaic dragon designs.
Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.
A heavy, well-made piece that was probably a military issue.
The 17th-century blade is mounted in fittings designed by Philip Tom and executed by Vince Evans some 20 years ago.
A rare 17th-century sword guard made of foreign steel.
Of the exact type seen in use by the famous 29th Route Army.
With all silver construction, including the blade.
A Japanese sword guard with the cross of the House of Aviz.
Made of heavy silk with gilt copper alloy mounts.
With carved hardwood grips. Complete with pigskin scabbard.
The famous tiger faced rattan shield as used by Chinese skirmishers.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
With gold and black painted face with geometric decor.
Adjusted for use on a Japanese sword.
With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
With a good blade and a set of fittings that exceed the quality of most of this period.
With influences from several cultures that are rarely seen on a single blade.
An early Chinese militia jiàn most likely dating from the Ming.
A forked mace with cast ornament in the middle of the cross guard.
Comprising of a bow, arrows, and string sent to the U.S.A. in 1964 plus an associated quiver.
Built around a beautifully forged blade, in full polish, revealing a burl grain pattern.
Its large blade is of ridged cross-section, inspired by the Japanese design.
With rare downward curving grip as seen on artwork of the 17th and 18th centuries.
With large dragon head collar piece.
A very nice and complete example, circa 1920's-30's.
With translucent horn bellies glued on red pigment.
Rare extant work of a famous workshop in Chengdu.
Unusual set of paired Chinese maces of good workmanship.