With Daoist talisman and Longquan markings.
While the Chinese are hailed for inventing gunpowder and the
The elite of the Qing dynasty was Manchu, who before taking over China fro
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
A Chinese traditional hidden striking weapon, this time executed in the "white copper" alloy.
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
An interesting little sword guard, of fairly simple form w
A classic duanjian, but of somewhat earlier manufacture than most.
One of the most iconic of Chinese weapons, commonly known as "Guandao"
In emerald green scabbard and with fan case.
Made by the Kinai group of Echizen, who originated as horimono carvers.
With heavy pierced silver mounts in with archaic dragon designs.
With rare downward curving grip as seen on artwork of the 17th and 18th centuries.
The Chinese straightsword or jian (劍) was th
Sets with a knife and chopsticks -and sometimes some other utensils- were co
The Japanese kusarigama is a variation of the gama, a scythe-like weapon that
Made of wood, with a silver ornamental fitting of remarkable workmanship.
With a large iron guard and hard wooden shaft.
A rather well-made example of its type.
With all silver construction, including the blade.
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
Adjusted for use on a Japanese sword.
Japanese mail set, with small ring vest and coif sewn to a thick cotton undergarment.
With characteristic bulb pommel and silver plating on hilt and scabbard.
With the relatively rare feature of a raised backedge.
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 large and impressive blade, its pole cut-down.
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.
The archetypical Chinese sword guard that gave rise to the Japanese genre of "nanban tsuba".
Accomplished by bending the edge up and down alternately and polishing it smooth again.
Perhaps one of the most famous and long-lived of Chinese weapons.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.