A quiver of the late Qing dynasty.
From my personal collection. A quiver that was once worn at court ceremonies by high ranked officers and imperial…
A rather good example of a Japanese-made nanban tsuba.
A near round tsuba with beaded rim depicting two dragons in vegetal scrollwork.
An iron openwork guard two dragons chasing a flaming pearl.
Of the Western Buryats, living near the shores of Lake Baikal.
Pellet bows and crossbows have a long history in China.
With an estimated draw weight of 160-200 pounds.
A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one, converted for Japanese use.
This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
Perhaps one of the most famous and long-lived of Chinese weapons.
Nanban kozuka are extremely rare, and this is a particularly fine example.
The archetypical Chinese sword guard of the 17th century.
An interesting little sword guard, of fairly simple form w
A fairly unusual piece, of eight-lobed design.
What are today known as "Ezo fittings" are a style of Japanese sword mount
Korean ceremonial sabers of the Joseon dynasty are pretty
A classic Japanese ship tsuba with a motif called “kazeh
The work nice and crisp, the execution has a naturalistic charm to it.
An antique set of scabbard fittings for a Chinese saber, probably second ha
Rare extant work of a famous workshop in Chengdu.
With translucent horn bellies glued on red pigment.
Comprising of a bow, arrows, and string sent to the U.S.A. in 1964 plus an associated quiver.
Adjusted for use on a Japanese sword.
With gold and black painted face with geometric decor.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
Made of heavy silk with gilt copper alloy mounts.
A Japanese sword guard with the cross of the House of Aviz.
A rare 17th-century sword guard made of foreign steel.
Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.
Iron chopsticks that combine as a kogai, with silver inlaid Paulownia mon.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
A short-eared composite bow with an iron hinge in the handle so it folds upon itself.
For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
A very heavy Manchu bow used for strength training and military examinations.
Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
The archetypical Chinese sword guard that gave rise to the Japanese genre of "nanban tsuba".
Dating from the revival period of Chinese archery in the 1930s.
With iron mounts with golden overlay of dragons.
Made by the last operational bowyer of China, probably for the Mongolian market.
With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.
With a large double-edged tip and golden cresting.
One of the last bows by Yang Wentong, father of Yang Fuxi.
A double-edged samurai tool with morbid origins.
Combining surplus Qing mounts with Mongol leatherwork.
Made of wood, with a silver ornamental fitting of remarkable workmanship.
Executed in gold and silver on a shakudō nanako base, with golden back.
Also known as Kwanto-gata, with two facing dragon chasing a pearl.
Asian sword guard of unknown origin, modified in Japan.
Large example with gold and silver overlay.
Tetsugendo school. Round plate with discoid cross-section, chiseled with dragons.