Asian sword guard of unknown origin, modified in Japan.
Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.
A 19th-century piece with a simple blade but nicely carved hilt.
With engraved spine and unusual all brass pommel.
With narrow blade and all brass mounts.
A workhorse with a stamped mark at the base of the blade.
Unusual piece with depiction of a foreign figure.
With wide blade and a two-tone hilt in cattle bone and wood, capped with brass.
Also known as Kwanto-gata, with two facing dragon chasing a pearl.
A fairly unusual piece, of eight-lobed design.
Of slender type with a chiseled iron knot shaped bolster.
Late 19th century with a good, well-made blade.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
A near round tsuba with beaded rim depicting two dragons in vegetal scrollwork.
With pierced mounts and velvet-covered scabbard.
A chiseled iron sword guard depicting a Dutch ship with a figure on its stern.
Of late 19th century make, with a very good blade.
Many Asian export sword guards, and later Japanese guards inspired by them
With a heavy blade of elegant slender form. Complete with tools.
A simple piece, but with a nicely etched blade typical for the Tibetan / Sichuan borderlands.
With fine silver mounts worked in repousse with designs of flowers and foliage.
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.
Often called "kothimora khukuri", with scabbards mounted in repousse and pierced silver.
A peculiar cast iron sword guard, probably from the South China Seas area.
An iron openwork guard two dragons chasing a flaming pearl.
A fine eastern Tibetan example with silver braided scabbard mounts.
Korean ceremonial sabers of the Joseon dynasty are pretty
With finer forge folded blade than most of its type.
A Chinese sword guard from the 18th century with a Buddhist mantra in lantsa script.
An interesting pierced iron Asian export sword guard that is part of a small group of guards that
Of the 19th century, with fine pierced scabbard mouthpiece.
An interesting little sword guard, of fairly simple form w
The design, overlaid in silver, gold, and copper, over a crosshatched background shows dragon amongst clouds.
With very good pattern welded blade, complete with scabbard.
Short but substantial, with its protruding tip it's rather mace-like.
An understated, elegant khukuri of substantial proportions with fine layered blade.
A large Tibetan sword or dpa'dam, representing its classic form.
With early pierced iron pommel and a style of scabbard worn in Arunachal Pradesh.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
Adjusted for use on a Japanese sword.
An interesting Tibetan shortsword with acute point.
A fat-bellied variety of the Nepalese khukurī with mirror polished blade and iron handle with fine silver overlay.
Of Chinese manufacture, traded widely and used gainst the Dutch during the Aceh Wars in 1873–1904.
With heavy mounts executed in silver.
Exhibiting an interesting blend of Chinese and Tibetan features.
The dpa'dam of Tibet is a long, single edged swor
A Japanese sword guard with the cross of the House of Aviz.
A rare and sought-after type. This one comes in its original silver mounted scabbard.
With heavy silver mounts, pierced and chiseled.
Of typical form, but with an all-silver hilt that carries Chinese silver marks.