The peidao (佩刀) or yaodao (腰刀)
A very good set of Daoist straightswords in a single scabbard. There is a lot to see here, but I will start with the…
With gilt copper scabbard and multi-row twist-core blade.
With parcel gilding and ruby eyes, in a fine silver repousse scabbard.
With wootz blade and wootz Hindu basket hilt
A rare Chinese officer's saber of the 17th century.
With fine gold overlaid hilt, tight-grained wootz blade and elaborately pierced scabbard.
A Chinese waist saber or yaodao / peidao of the first half of the 18th century.
Most Chinese swords and sabers are made with a hard high carbon steel
Of the Royal Workshops of the Kingdom of Khandy.
Of a type referred to as byeolungeom, "sword used by king’s guard officials".
A very good example of a sosun pattah, or "lily leaf", of elegant form.
Its silver scabbard richly decorated in churi chenm style or "wavy pattern".
Representing the height of the sword maker's art of its period.
With carved stone handles and superb workmanship in silver and mother-of-pearl.
It comes with its complete set of fittings in a thick gauge of báitóng.
A serious weapon with a very good blade and heavy plating.
Its large blade is of ridged cross-section, inspired by the Japanese design.
Built around an excellent sanmei blade.
With influences from several cultures that are rarely seen on a single blade.
Chiseled in the blade is “勅今” which could either mean "imperial order" or "Daoist magic command".
With a good blade and a set of fittings that exceed the quality of most of this period.
The yaodao, literally "waist saber" was the standard side-arm for
The grip made of a single piece, worked in high relief.
The khanda represents one of the oldest forms of Indian sword
A fine example of a Bhutanese shortsword with "churi chenm" scabbard.
This one is for the connoisseur of blades.
Most antique Vietnamese sabers on the mar
Dated 1895. Large and heavy, a quality piece.
With a straight blade of asymmetrical grind and a strongly Chinese inspired scabbard.
Made by a maker called Noah in 1809 for a certain Mehemmed Ağa Fî. With beautiful golden overlays on blade.
A step above the norm in quality for this period, with nicely pierced mounts.
With narrow liuyedao blades of moderate curvature.
Miaodao simply being a more recent name for the wodao.
A rare combination of full-length double Vietnamese swords with live blades.
With rare raised backedge.
The Chinese saber comes in a great variety of curvatures, profiles, and wi
The 17th-century blade is mounted in fittings designed by Philip Tom and executed by Vince Evans some 20 years ago.
Introduction to the type
This type of sword is referred to as zhibe
A fine Chinese straightsword blade, of typical Qing form with a rather wide profile.
With wide, pattern-welded blade.
A rare surviving example of the simple military version of this style.
Of the Malabar coast, South India.
With differential heat-treatment, creating a cloudy crystalline effect along the edge.
With a substantial, quality blade.
A particularly nice example with 120 iron bands holding the blade.
Built around a beautifully forged blade, in full polish, revealing a burl grain pattern.
With ce rong or "open ravines" pattern of zig-zag lines in the steel.
An extremely rare and possibly unique type of Chinese officer's saber, or peidao, of the 18th century.
Its blade pattern-welded and chiseled with designs of hunters and animals.
The Chinese straightsword or jiàn (劍) was traditi
The sword of the tribes living in and near the Khyber pass.