With massive blade and silk brocade decorated scabbard.
Carbon dated to 1175-1275 A.D. with 95,4% certainty, the height of the Mongol conquest period.
Of the 19th century. Ex Stephen Selby collection.
A flaming skull that was once part of the crown of a Tibetan oracle.
A very good sword from South Sulawesi (Celebes) with silver mounts and a dated VOC blade.
Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
From the P. Holstein collection, published in 1931.
A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.
A simple piece, but with a nicely etched blade typical for the Tibetan / Sichuan borderlands.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
Unusual piece with depiction of a foreign figure.
Asian sword guard of unknown origin, modified in Japan.
Also known as Kwanto-gata, with two facing dragon chasing a pearl.
This style was worn by nobles and senior officials.
With triple grooves and in heavy silver mountings.
A peculiar cast iron sword guard, probably from the South China Seas area.
A very rare type of dagger that originates from the borderlands of Eastern Tibet and Sichuan.
Of domed shape with upturned rim and indigo cotton lining.
Sawasa is a copper-gold alloy that was patinated a "raven black" and then highlights were parcel-gilt.
A rare and sought-after type. This one comes in its original silver mounted scabbard.
Collected by American anthropologist Melvyn Goldstein in the 1980s.
Of Chinese manufacture, traded widely and used gainst the Dutch during the Aceh Wars in 1873–1904.
A fat-bellied variety of the Nepalese khukurī with mirror polished blade and iron handle with fine silver overlay.
Late 19th century with a good, well-made blade.
With a heavy blade of elegant slender form. Complete with tools.
A workhorse with a stamped mark at the base of the blade.
With wide blade and a two-tone hilt in cattle bone and wood, capped with brass.
Of late 19th century make, with a very good blade.
Also known as kothimora khukuri, in a scabbard with repousse silver mounts.
A 19th-century piece with a simple blade but nicely carved hilt.
With engraved spine and unusual all brass pommel.
A Chinese sword guard from the 18th century with a Buddhist mantra in lantsa script.
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
Named so after the two ridges that are formed on the bi-fullered blade.
With early pierced iron pommel and a style of scabbard worn in Arunachal Pradesh.
Exhibiting an interesting blend of Chinese and Tibetan features.
Of typical form, but with an all-silver hilt that carries Chinese silver marks.
Often called "kothimora khukuri", with scabbards mounted in repousse and pierced silver.
An understated, elegant khukuri of substantial proportions with fine layered blade.
With pierced mounts and velvet-covered scabbard.
With fine silver mounts worked in repousse with designs of flowers and foliage.
Of the 19th century, with fine pierced scabbard mouthpiece.
With heavy silver mounts, pierced and chiseled.
With narrow blade and all brass mounts.
With elaborately pierced and chased silver scabbard.
With finer forge folded blade than most of its type.
Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.
Of slender type with a chiseled iron knot shaped bolster.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
With very good pattern welded blade, complete with scabbard.
A Japanese sword guard with the cross of the House of Aviz.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.