With a five-clawed imperial dragon chasing the pearl of wisdom.
Iron chopsticks that combine as a kogai, with silver inlaid Paulownia mon.
Fitted with facetted armor-piercing bodkins type arrowheads.
With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.
Worked in repousse, possibly once part of an ornamental piece of armor.
A simple early 20th-century fighting dagger with ribbed grip.
Light and slender arrows with small metal tips, optimized for long-distance shooting.
This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.
South India, made of chiseled iron with bird-bodied yali creatures.
Made with a separate parakeet-shaped hook, attached to long tanged spearhead.
Named so due to their extremely heavy, bullet-shaped arrowheads.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
A peculiar form of dagger found on the northern part of the island of Sumatra.
A miniature piece meant for use by a small boy.
An excellently designed thrusting dagger with T-spine and sharp tip.
A classic Japanese ship tsuba with a motif called “kazeh
A charming little sewar dagger from the island of Sumatra, Indonesia.
At first sight, this may look like a miniature version of a standard Qing s
Presented in this article is a somewhat rare example of a purely practical Vietna
As a non-military weapon, not much was written about Chin
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
A typical example with a nice forge folded blade with differential heat treatment.
An assortment of Indian arrows with various heads.
A fairly unusual piece, of eight-lobed design.
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
Of slender type with a chiseled iron knot shaped bolster.
With fairly large broadheads, painted tails and bulbous nocks.
A small Korean knife called eunjangdo, literally "
With blonde horn grip scales and brass plated scabbard.
A rather good example of a Japanese-made nanban tsuba.
A near round tsuba with beaded rim depicting two dragons in vegetal scrollwork.
Of a type that is strongly associated with the Vijayanagara empire.
An old bronze hilt in the shape of chilanum hilts.
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 type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.
Covered almost entirely in very fine "sadeli" marquetry that is associated primarily with Gujarat.
For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
An early Chinese militia jiàn most likely dating from the Ming.
Many Asian export sword guards, and later Japanese guards inspired by them
A type of long keris often described as "execution keris".
With classic cinnabar red, yellow, green and black lacquered decoration.
These sabers from Kalimantan exhibit a mix of European, Islamic, and local styles.
Of a style that fell out of use with the fall of the Qing.
From the same set, but with a variety of different arrowheads.
A late Qing dynasty niuweidao (牛尾刀) or "oxtail sa
Fitted with strong, facetted armor-piercing heads.
With a very good, substantial blade with differential heat treatment.
Unusually large and with all-metal handle that opens with a screw.
With paddle-shaped blade associated with the Nggela Islands.
Flails derived off farming tools were used since antiquity