The dpa'dam of Tibet is a long, single edged swor
The yaodao, literally "waist saber" was the standard side-arm for
Perhaps one of the most famous and long-lived of Chinese weapons.
With tapering blade, hollow ground on each side to make the edges slightly sharper.
This very well-made box is entirely made of wootz steel.
With paddle-shaped blade associated with the Nggela Islands.
The blade features a sunken panel with very finely chiseled "tree of life" motiff of small leaves.
With a hilt that is of typical southern form, with a cupped base and langets.
From the collection of Dr. Leo Figiel.
Nanban kozuka are extremely rare, and this is a particularly fine example.
A Japanese volume from the 唐土訓蒙圖彚 or "Illustrated Encyclopedia of Things Ch
One of the classic weapons in Chinese martial arts.
The Japanese kusarigama is a variation of the gama, a scythe-like weapon that
A magnificent example of a Vietnamese ceremonial saber, or guőm.
Presented in this article is a Tibetan eight-plate helmet w
The Dayak people of Borneo used two to three meter long bl
A rare Chinese officer's saber of the 17th century.
A saber that is peculiar to the southern part of the island of Borneo.
Unusually large and with all-metal handle that opens with a screw.
The elite of the Qing dynasty was Manchu, who before taking over China fro
Sets with a knife and chopsticks -and sometimes some other utensils- were co
The Island of Taiwan was briefly under Dutch colonial rule in the 17th cen
Chinese civilian martial artists used a wide variety of weapons.
Also called klewang sasak by Indonesian collectors.
Of the Royal Workshops of the Kingdom of Khandy.
Of a type referred to as byeolungeom, "sword used by king’s guard officials".
From approximately the 5th to 3rd century B.C.
Of superior quality manufacture, combining a mix of European and Ottoman taste.
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
With leaf-shaped blade with strong ribbed feature on either side.
An unusual piece: Jian with these mountings are usually of the long type, o
With differential heat-treatment, creating a cloudy crystalline effect along the edge.
A large and rather interesting Chinese jian dating from the Chines
Short but substantial, with its protruding tip it's rather mace-like.
A fine Chinese straightsword blade, of typical Qing form with a rather wide profile.
Many Asian export sword guards, and later Japanese guards inspired by them
A very fine Malay matchlock or "satingar" with Indo-Portuguese style luck.
Its decoration consists of fantastic designs of various animals, mythical and existing.
A classic Japanese ship tsuba with a motif called “kazeh
The work nice and crisp, the execution has a naturalistic charm to it.
A serious weapon with a very good blade and heavy plating.
With lunette pommel of ivory plates.
A south Indian spearhead with a thick double-edged, symmetrical leaf-shaped
In a style associated with Maharao Raja Ram Singh.
The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords p
With blackened iron panels with decorative borders carved in relief.
A nice example of a rare type of weapon from the Sinhalese arsenal.
A nice example of a rare, shorter carbine sized Tibetan matchlock musket.