With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.
Worked in repousse, possibly once part of an ornamental piece of armor.
This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
With a large double-edged tip and golden cresting.
A small, heavily reinforced buckler as used by Ottoman Kurdish infantry.
With a small, barbed armor-piercing point and early style painted shaft.
Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.
Comprising of a bow, arrows, and string sent to the U.S.A. in 1964 plus an associated quiver.
A very heavy Manchu bow used for strength training and military examinations.
Pellet bows and crossbows have a long history in China.
A short-eared composite bow with an iron hinge in the handle so it folds upon itself.
Dating from the revival period of Chinese archery in the 1930s.
A rare Ottoman bow that has seen better days.
Japanese mail set, with small ring vest and coif sewn to a thick cotton undergarment.
One of the last bows by Yang Wentong, father of Yang Fuxi.
Made of heavy silk with gilt copper alloy mounts.
Combining surplus Qing mounts with Mongol leatherwork.
Perhaps one of the most famous and long-lived of Chinese weapons.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
A quiver of the late Qing dynasty.
Of a type worn among others by the Valiant Cavalry.
With an estimated draw weight of 160-200 pounds.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
An early type of Korean soldier's helmet.
Rare extant work of a famous workshop in Chengdu.
This one has the early, peaked form and is signed by its maker.
Of the Western Buryats, living near the shores of Lake Baikal.
With translucent horn bellies glued on red pigment.
Made by the last operational bowyer of China, probably for the Mongolian market.
The famous tiger faced rattan shield as used by Chinese skirmishers.
From my personal collection. A quiver that was once worn at court ceremonies by high ranked officers and imperial…
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
A striking battle helmet from the Momoyama period of 1568-1600 A.D.
With gold and black painted face with geometric decor.
Signed by its maker Haci Gavsî, and its decorator Tevfik.
With a lozenge pattern of brass rings.
With iron mounts with golden overlay of dragons.
A very rare matching set of Korean bowcase and quiver.
A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.