In Chinese military culture, there has long been a distinc
With large dragon head collar piece.
With tapering blade, hollow ground on each side to make the edges slightly sharper.
Chinese civilian martial artists used a wide variety of weapons.
Unusual set of paired Chinese maces of good workmanship.
Used to move imperial orders from the emperor’s quarters to the recipient.
A highly unusual set of paired maces with crescent tips.
A fine cross-shaped yari made by Enju Nobakatsu, with NBTHK Hozon papers.
With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
Large Japanese spearhead with red lacquered zig-zag groove. Signed Mitsuhiro.
Called suàntóu gǔduǒ in Mandarin, with characteristic brass head.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
A large and impressive blade, its pole cut-down.
The Japanese kusarigama is a variation of the gama, a scythe-like weapon that
With a large iron guard and hard wooden shaft.
One of the most iconic of Chinese weapons, commonly known as "Guandao"
A Chinese traditional hidden striking weapon, this time executed in the "white copper" alloy.
One of the classic weapons in Chinese martial arts.
A Japanese volume from the 唐土訓蒙圖彚 or "Illustrated Encyclopedia of Things Ch
A forked mace with cast ornament in the middle of the cross guard.
Depicting the golden cat, representing the 6th military rank.
Of a rarer form, often used for ceremonial pole-arms.
Flails derived off farming tools were used since antiquity
Of a style that fell out of use with the fall of the Qing.
A heavy, well-made piece that was probably a military issue.
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
At first sight, this may look like a miniature version of a standard Qing s
With a five-clawed imperial dragon chasing the pearl of wisdom.