At first sight, this may look like a miniature version of a standard Qing s
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
Of slender type with a chiseled iron knot shaped bolster.
A heavy, well-made piece that was probably a military issue.
Made of iron, weighted with two flattened spheres, all with chiseled decoration.
Of a style that fell out of use with the fall of the Qing.
With leaf-shaped blade with strong ribbed feature on either side.
Of a rarer form, often used for ceremonial pole-arms.
One of the classic weapons in Chinese martial arts.
One of the most iconic of Chinese weapons, commonly known as "Guandao"
From Tamil Nadu. With clean lines and precise geometry.
With exceptionally wide blade, forged with a hardened leading edge.
A large example of a type called sang.
With a large iron guard and hard wooden shaft.
A large and impressive blade, its pole cut-down.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
An unusual type with a broad leaf-shaped head with deep sunken panels.
A nice example of a rare type of weapon from the Sinhalese arsenal.
A large and heavy example with chiseled decor and silver overlaid base.
A south Indian spearhead with a thick double-edged, symmetrical leaf-shaped
A fine example with silver overlaid spearhead and silver ferrule with niello inlay.