While the Chinese are hailed for inventing gunpowder and the
A very fine, long and slender example with elaborate golden damascening.
The Vietnamese matchlock musket is called called sung
Cochinchina, second half of the 18th century.
A number of downsized Indian toradar with such lavish inl
The main disadvantage of early firearms was the long time it took to reload them.
The elite of the Qing dynasty was Manchu, who before taking over China fro
A very fine Malay matchlock or "satingar" with Indo-Portuguese style luck.
A nice example of a rare, shorter carbine sized Tibetan matchlock musket.
A rare Burmese weapon combining a percussion carbine with a short sword.
With Ottoman twisted "damascus" barrel and fine mother-of-pearl inlaid stock.
Of Chinese manufacture, traded widely and used gainst the Dutch during the Aceh Wars in 1873–1904.