Rare type of rectangular wooden shield from Vietnam.
A short version of the Vietnamese kiếm sword with a finely carved horn hilt.
Blade signed Sesshū-jū Fujiwara Hiroyoshi, active in the 1670s-80s.
Southern Chinese saber made for a soldier under the Plain Red Banner.
N.B.T.H.K. Hozon with a set of Nanban-style koshirae with signed tsuba.
The blade with an extremely thick point on a very thin blade.
Also called jamdhar doulicaneh. Forged from a single piece of steel, complete with scabbard.
With different types of decor on either side of the hilt.
With fine 18th century blade that combines many stylistic features.
Of elegant form with very crisp blade.
With spinach green jade handle and carved buffalo horn scabbard.
The hilt with overlay of the finest quality of the period
Nice European parrying dagger, possibly German or Swiss.
With later, elaborately chiseled hilt of very fine quality.
A sharp, heavier user. Not the flimsy type usually encountered.
With massive blade and silk brocade decorated scabbard.
Of rather clean design for the area, with separate silver mouth with teeth in hilt.
The enormous blade made of fine, boldly contrasting wootz steel.
The great size is quite unusual for this type of knife.
Signed, ubu. Complete with tasteful koshirae and Hozon papers.
Of a type used by bandits, brigands, pirates, and the like.
A Chinese "sword breaker" with the rarer, bamboo-sectioned rod.
A Chinese shortsword made by a well-known Longquan maker.
Sized like the Chinese changren dadao, yet the execution of the hilt is Cambodian.
A heavily executed Chinese carrying pole that was used as a weapon.
Based on a Chinese military saber blade, with unusual horn demon hilt
Made of thick lacquered hide, with a single brass boss
Tokubetsu Hozon, attributed to Den Tametsugu. With fine itomaki no tachi koshirae.
Carbon dated to 1175-1275 A.D. with 95,4% certainty, the height of the Mongol conquest period.
This enigmatic hardwood club is modeled after a sword.
A nice belatu with the rarer gari matuwà style blade.
A luxury Ainu knife styled after the Japanese tantō.
Resembling a makiri but with the blade's edge on the opposite side.
Of a typical style used in Hokkaido in the 19th century.
A slender makiri with a bark wrapped scabbard.
An exceptionally well-carved Ainu knife.
A classic example of the narrow military type, with brass guards.
Of the 19th century. Ex Stephen Selby collection.
Classic pair of Southern Chinese butterfly swords.
A fine twistcore blade in standard pattern Qing military mounts.
Probably from the French Tonkin campaign of the 1880s.
A very rare matching set of Korean bowcase and quiver.
An old Korean hornbow from the 50s or 60s with string and arrows.
A large Chinese rattan shield called tengpai, used by special front-line troops.
A rare thousand-year-old dagger from the Khmer empire.
A fine and somewhat unusual specimen, with engraved brass mounts and hardwood grip.
The long version of the jambiya, with blackened, gold inlaid blade.
The 9-luk blade of strong proportions is engraved with the face of a demon.
Iron lockbox with key, decorated with the gold koftgari normally seen on arms.
A flaming skull that was once part of the crown of a Tibetan oracle.
A wakizashi by master Kunikiyo, tested by the most famous sword tester of 17th century Japan.
Made by the Kinai group of Echizen, who originated as horimono carvers.