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.
Large example with gold and silver overlay.
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.
Asian sword guard of unknown origin, modified in Japan.
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.
Weapons not for man, but for an unfortunate rooster. Retired, in a hardwood box.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
Named so due to their extremely heavy, bullet-shaped arrowheads.
A peculiar form of dagger found on the northern part of the island of Sumatra.
An excellently designed thrusting dagger with T-spine and sharp tip.
A double-edged samurai tool with morbid origins.
A miniature piece meant for use by a small boy.
The work nice and crisp, the execution has a naturalistic charm to it.
A classic Japanese ship tsuba with a motif called “kazeh
A charming little sewar dagger from the island of Sumatra, Indonesia.
A workhorse with a stamped mark at the base of the blade.
At first sight, this may look like a miniature version of a standard Qing s
As a non-military weapon, not much was written about Chin
Presented in this article is a somewhat rare example of a purely practical Vietna
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
Never mounted, still with the shop's wooden stopper.
Also known as Kwanto-gata, with two facing dragon chasing a pearl.
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
A typical example with a nice forge folded blade with differential heat treatment.
Of slender type with a chiseled iron knot shaped bolster.
A fairly unusual piece, of eight-lobed design.
Late 19th century with a good, well-made blade.
An assortment of Indian arrows with various heads.
With fairly large broadheads, painted tails and bulbous nocks.
The sword and everyday tool of the headhunters of Borneo.
A small Korean knife called eunjangdo, literally "
With blonde horn grip scales and brass plated scabbard.
Made of iron, weighted with two flattened spheres, all with chiseled decoration.
Of a type that is strongly associated with the Vijayanagara empire.
An old bronze hilt in the shape of chilanum hilts.
With pierced mounts and velvet-covered scabbard.
A heavy, well-made piece that was probably a military issue.
A rather good example of a Japanese-made nanban tsuba.
A near round tsuba with beaded rim depicting two dragons in vegetal scrollwork.
This style was produced in Tangerang, just West of Batavia, now Jakarta.
Tetsugendo school. Round plate with discoid cross-section, chiseled with dragons.
A Hindu dagger following an ancient style that was preserved in Afghanistan.
Covered almost entirely in very fine "sadeli" marquetry that is associated primarily with Gujarat.
Of a type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.