Tetsugendo school. Round plate with discoid cross-section, chiseled with dragons.
With an armory stamp dated Hijri 1326, corresponding to about 1908.
Large example with gold and silver overlay.
Asian sword guard of unknown origin, modified in Japan.
Also known as Kwanto-gata, with two facing dragon chasing a pearl.
A Hindu dagger following an ancient style that was preserved in Afghanistan.
A small, heavily reinforced buckler as used by Ottoman Kurdish infantry.
A Palembang style sword with a fine twist-core blade and carved hardwood scabbard.
A fine ceremonial paddle of the Ngaju Dayak of southern Borneo.
This style was produced in Tangerang, just West of Batavia, now Jakarta.
With a large iron guard and hard wooden shaft.
A highly unusual set of paired maces with crescent tips.
Never mounted, still with the shop's wooden stopper.
Called suàntóu gǔduǒ in Mandarin, with characteristic brass head.
Produced in the ordnance factory in Zengbu, near Guangzhou.
The sword of the Murut headhunters of northern Borneo.
These ornate versions with hairpin forged blades were worn by local royalty.
With lacquered shaft. Previously sold at Sotheby's in 1985.
A heavy piece with a substantial blade, with smooth bronze mounts.
A classic set of Chinese double swords, complete with suspension and hook.
Cantonese double swords with archaic dragon design mounts.
A classic duanjian, but of somewhat earlier manufacture than most.
A paired jian of fushou type, with carved hardwood scabbard.
Weapons not for man, but for an unfortunate rooster. Retired, in a hardwood box.
A particularly nice example with 120 iron bands holding the blade.
Made of wood, with a silver ornamental fitting of remarkable workmanship.
Measuring almost a meter, with exceptional blade for a ceremonial keris.
It was collected by Laurens Langewis, an early 20th-century ethnographer and author.
A very rare type of dagger that originates from the borderlands of Eastern Tibet and Sichuan.
From Tamil Nadu. With clean lines and precise geometry.
The blade inlaid with brass, complete with a horn scabbard with pierced decoration.
An almost textbook example of a silver-plated kalasan.
Combining surplus Qing mounts with Mongol leatherwork.
With cast-bronze guarding figure hilt.
With exceptionally wide blade, forged with a hardened leading edge.
A relatively rare variety of an Indian war axe, called tungi.
In original condition and period finish. Some losses, no repairs.
Made of iron, weighted with two flattened spheres, all with chiseled decoration.
With characteristic bulb pommel and silver plating on hilt and scabbard.
Exhibiting southern style beaded edges with northern style construction and gold.
A nice honest example of an early south Indian katar with great sculptural qualities.
Of a rarer form, often used for ceremonial pole-arms.
A very good set of Daoist straightswords in a single scabbard. There is a lot to see here, but I will start with the…
A very fine example with beautifully chiseled silver pommel plate.
A Sinhalese knife with lavish silver mounts and overlay.
Of domed shape with upturned rim and indigo cotton lining.
A very large example with a strongly reinforced tip and stone handle scales.
With blonde horn grip scales and brass plated scabbard.
A double-edged samurai tool with morbid origins.
An excellently designed thrusting dagger with T-spine and sharp tip.
A Chinese traditional hidden striking weapon, this time executed in the "white copper" alloy.