With a five-clawed imperial dragon chasing the pearl of wisdom.
Iron chopsticks that combine as a kogai, with silver inlaid Paulownia mon.
Large example with gold and silver overlay.
With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.
A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one, converted for Japanese use.
Worked in repousse, possibly once part of an ornamental piece of armor.
Asian sword guard of unknown origin, modified in Japan.
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.
With engraved spine and unusual all brass pommel.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
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 workhorse with a stamped mark at the base of the blade.
At first sight, this may look like a miniature version of a standard Qing s
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.
Late 19th century with a good, well-made blade.
Of slender type with a chiseled iron knot shaped bolster.
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
Executed in gold and silver on a shakudō nanako base, with golden back.
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.
With pierced mounts and velvet-covered scabbard.
Tetsugendo school. Round plate with discoid cross-section, chiseled with dragons.
Of a type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.
Of late 19th century make, with a very good blade.
For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
An early Chinese militia jiàn most likely dating from the Ming.
With a heavy blade of elegant slender form. Complete with tools.
With a large double-edged tip and golden cresting.
Of a style that fell out of use with the fall of the Qing.
A late Qing dynasty niuweidao (牛尾刀) or "oxtail sa
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.
With fine silver mounts worked in repousse with designs of flowers and foliage.
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.
Also known as kothimora khukuri, in a scabbard with repousse silver mounts.
Named so after the two ridges that are formed on the bi-fullered blade.
Of domed shape with upturned rim and indigo cotton lining.
Cantonese double swords with archaic dragon design mounts.
With carved hardwood grips. Complete with pigskin scabbard.
Of a rarer form, often used for ceremonial pole-arms.
A rare 17th-century sword guard made of foreign steel.
Often called "kothimora khukuri", with scabbards mounted in repousse and pierced silver.