At first sight, this may look like a miniature version of a standard Qing s
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
Modeled after the Chinese "guan dao", made of lacquered wood.
A heavy, well-made piece that was probably a military issue.
Of a style that fell out of use with the fall of the Qing.
Of a rarer form, often used for ceremonial pole-arms.
One of the classic weapons in Chinese martial arts.
One of the most iconic of Chinese weapons, commonly known as "Guandao"
With exceptionally wide blade, forged with a hardened leading edge.
With a large iron guard and hard wooden shaft.
A large and impressive blade, its pole cut-down.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
Large Japanese spearhead with red lacquered zig-zag groove. Signed Mitsuhiro.
A fine cross-shaped yari made by Enju Nobakatsu, with NBTHK Hozon papers.
Probably from the French Tonkin campaign of the 1880s.
A fine example with silver overlaid spearhead and silver ferrule with niello inlay.