A very rare type of dagger that originates from the borderlands of Eastern Tibet and Sichuan.
It was collected by Laurens Langewis, an early 20th-century ethnographer and author.
A luxury Ainu knife styled after the Japanese tantō.
In Chinese military culture, there has long been a distinc
With large dragon head collar piece.
Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
With tapering blade, hollow ground on each side to make the edges slightly sharper.
The Island of Taiwan was briefly under Dutch colonial rule in the 17th cen
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.
It has a solid pale green jade hilt that is fitted to a silver collar-piece.
Resembling a makiri but with the blade's edge on the opposite side.
An exceptionally well-carved Ainu knife.
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"
From approximately the 5th to 3rd century B.C.
Large Japanese spearhead with red lacquered zig-zag groove. Signed Mitsuhiro.
Called suàntóu gǔduǒ in Mandarin, with characteristic brass head.
A slender makiri with a bark wrapped scabbard.
Many Mongols, the Khalkas in particular, had close ties with the Manchu ru
Accomplished by bending the edge up and down alternately and polishing it smooth again.
With fine blade in recent polish. With resting scabbard.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
A large and impressive blade, its pole cut-down.
With characteristic bulb pommel and silver plating on hilt and scabbard.
With the relatively rare feature of a raised backedge.
Of a typical style used in Hokkaido in the 19th century.
Sets with a knife and chopsticks -and sometimes some other utensils- were co
The Japanese kusarigama is a variation of the gama, a scythe-like weapon that
With a large iron guard and hard wooden shaft.
With all silver construction, including the blade.
One of the most iconic of Chinese weapons, commonly known as "Guandao"
In emerald green scabbard and with fan case.
With heavy pierced silver mounts in with archaic dragon designs.
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.
With carved hardwood grips. Complete with pigskin scabbard.
Of a rarer form, often used for ceremonial pole-arms.
Flails derived off farming tools were used since antiquity
Sets with a knife and chopsticks and sometimes some other utensils were co
Of a style that fell out of use with the fall of the Qing.
Of a type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.
A small Korean knife called eunjangdo, literally "
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
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.