A rare 17th-century sword guard made of foreign steel.
Cantonese double swords with archaic dragon design mounts.
Flails derived off farming tools were used since antiquity
Sets with a knife and chopsticks and sometimes some other utensils were co
From the Ming-Qing transition period, with many typical Ming features.
Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.
Signed by an artist named Kanesada from Higo.
A late Qing dynasty niuweidao (牛尾刀) or "oxtail sa
An early Chinese militia jiàn most likely dating from the Ming.
With a large double-edged tip and golden cresting.
Of a style that fell out of use with the fall of the Qing.
For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
Of a type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.
Tetsugendo school. Round plate with discoid cross-section, chiseled with dragons.
A rather good example of a Japanese-made nanban tsuba.
A near round tsuba with beaded rim depicting two dragons in vegetal scrollwork.
A small Korean knife called eunjangdo, literally "
A heavy, well-made piece that was probably a military issue.
Executed in gold and silver on a shakudō nanako base, with golden back.
A fairly unusual piece, of eight-lobed design.
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
As a non-military weapon, not much was written about Chin
Also known as Kwanto-gata, with two facing dragon chasing a pearl.
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
At first sight, this may look like a miniature version of a standard Qing s
The work nice and crisp, the execution has a naturalistic charm to it.
A classic Japanese ship tsuba with a motif called “kazeh
A double-edged samurai tool with morbid origins.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.
Worked in repousse, possibly once part of an ornamental piece of armor.
Asian sword guard of unknown origin, modified in Japan.
A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one, converted for Japanese use.
Large example with gold and silver overlay.
With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.
Iron chopsticks that combine as a kogai, with silver inlaid Paulownia mon.
With a five-clawed imperial dragon chasing the pearl of wisdom.