With a straight blade of asymmetrical grind and a strongly Chinese inspired scabbard.
Dated 1895. Large and heavy, a quality piece.
With large dragon head collar piece.
From my personal collection. A quiver that was once worn at court ceremonies by high ranked officers and imperial…
The archetypical Chinese sword guard of the 17th century.
The famous tiger faced rattan shield as used by Chinese skirmishers.
In Chinese military culture, there has long been a distinc
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
With bat-shaped guard. A very high-quality example for the time period.
The yaodao, literally "waist saber" was the standard side-arm for
With a good blade and a set of fittings that exceed the quality of most of this period.
Chiseled in the blade is “勅今” which could either mean "imperial order" or "Daoist magic command".
Built around an excellent sanmei blade.
With influences from several cultures that are rarely seen on a single blade.
Its large blade is of ridged cross-section, inspired by the Japanese design.
A very rare type of dagger that originates from the borderlands of Eastern Tibet and Sichuan.
It was collected by Laurens Langewis, an early 20th-century ethnographer and author.
It comes with its complete set of fittings in a thick gauge of báitóng.
With gold and black painted face with geometric decor.
Representing the height of the sword maker's art of its period.
Of a type referred to as byeolungeom, "sword used by king’s guard officials".
Most Chinese swords and sabers are made with a hard high carbon steel
A Chinese waist saber or yaodao / peidao of the first half of the 18th century.
A rare Chinese officer's saber of the 17th century.
With iron mounts with golden overlay of dragons.
A very good set of Daoist straightswords in a single scabbard. There is a lot to see here, but I will start with the…
With a connection to local royalty in Jinchuan, Sichuan province.
The peidao (佩刀) or yaodao (腰刀)