Its blade portraying the story of one of the previous lives of Guatama Buddha.
A typical example, complete with lacquered scabbard.
A rarer configuration, normally mounted with brass in this period. With a chrome-plated blade.
From the Ming-Qing transition period, with many typical Ming features.
A short, stout Chinese straightsword of a type used by village defenses across the empire.
A peculiar Chinese dadao with markings attributing it to a Hui army or battallion.
With high-contrast wootz blade and fine damascening in two tones of gold.
A nice example that can serve as a benchmark to help date others.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
With elaborately pierced and chased silver scabbard.
Iron chopsticks that combine as a kogai, with silver inlaid Paulownia mon.
With finely chiseled steel hilt and scabbard
A fine, early example with silver-plated details.
With finer forge folded blade than most of its type.
With whimsical tiger and deer decoration.
Undulating bilah blade of eleven luk.
With heavy pierced silver mounts in with archaic dragon designs.
With Ottoman twisted "damascus" barrel and fine mother-of-pearl inlaid stock.
With a lozenge pattern of brass rings.
With design features reminiscent of Persian and Indian bows.
Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.
A heavy, well-made piece that was probably a military issue.
The 17th-century blade is mounted in fittings designed by Philip Tom and executed by Vince Evans some 20 years ago.
An unusual type with a broad leaf-shaped head with deep sunken panels.
Of slender type with a chiseled iron knot shaped bolster.
A rare 17th-century sword guard made of foreign steel.
With very good pattern welded blade, complete with scabbard.
Of the exact type seen in use by the famous 29th Route Army.
With staghorn grip finely carved with plum blossoms.
Of a late 19th century type with a silver-backed hardwood grip.
A miniature piece meant for use by a small boy.
With wide, pattern-welded blade.
Of an all-wooden construction, simulating a sheathed long saber.
With a samvat date that corresponds to 1691 A.D.
With all silver construction, including the blade.
With points mimicking the shape of the Indian push dagger called "katar".
A very early example of the type, with locally made rapier style blade.
A Japanese sword guard with the cross of the House of Aviz.
With beautifully carved horn grip.
With a connection to local royalty in Jinchuan, Sichuan province.
Made of heavy silk with gilt copper alloy mounts.
With a fine wootz blade with a pronounced center ridge.
With carved hardwood grips. Complete with pigskin scabbard.
A rare set of twin knives in a single scabbard.
A signed and dated Burmese dha.
An earlier example with an iconographic hilt.
The famous tiger faced rattan shield as used by Chinese skirmishers.
A rare Burmese weapon combining a percussion carbine with a short sword.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
With gold and black painted face with geometric decor.
Adjusted for use on a Japanese sword.
With carved stone handles and superb workmanship in silver and mother-of-pearl.