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.
With a heavy blade of elegant slender form. Complete with tools.
With a large double-edged tip and golden cresting.
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.
An almost textbook example of a silver-plated kalasan.
On a sturdy, user-grade blade with temper line.
With paddle-shaped blade associated with the Nggela Islands.
Flails derived off farming tools were used since antiquity
The Dayak people of Borneo used two to three meter long bl
With points mimicking the shape of the Indian push dagger called "katar".
Of an all-wooden construction, simulating a sheathed long saber.
An unusually ornate version of what is normally a very simple weapon.
Sets with a knife and chopsticks and sometimes some other utensils were co
With a small, barbed armor-piercing point and early style painted shaft.
With leaf-shaped blade with strong ribbed feature on either side.
With fine silver mounts worked in repousse with designs of flowers and foliage.
With a finely crafted silver handle with dragons and squirrels, mounted on a malacca cane.
An antique Sinhalese walking cane, made of a light and relatively flexible
From the Ming-Qing transition period, with many typical Ming features.
With cast-bronze guarding figure hilt.
Also known as kothimora khukuri, in a scabbard with repousse silver mounts.
A small, heavily reinforced buckler as used by Ottoman Kurdish infantry.
Fitting in a single scabbard. Modest for Sinhalese work.
Of domed shape with upturned rim and indigo cotton lining.
A nice example that can serve as a benchmark to help date others.
Cantonese double swords with archaic dragon design mounts.
In original condition and period finish. Some losses, no repairs.
A charming and somewhat unusual example of a Thai dáap (ดาบ).
With carved hardwood grips. Complete with pigskin scabbard.
Often called "kothimora khukuri", with scabbards mounted in repousse and pierced silver.
A rare 17th-century sword guard made of foreign steel.
Of a rarer form, often used for ceremonial pole-arms.
A rare set of twin knives in a single scabbard.
Comprising of a bow, arrows, and string sent to the U.S.A. in 1964 plus an associated quiver.
An iron openwork guard two dragons chasing a flaming pearl.
A very heavy Manchu bow used for strength training and military examinations.
An interesting Indian dhal, a small shield that was signed by its maker from Gujarat.
A classic set of Chinese double swords, complete with suspension and hook.
An unusual Vietnamese officer saber of the 19th century, with an all-horn hilt.
Showing the strong Japanese influence on Vietnamese sword making of the time.
Pellet bows and crossbows have a long history in China.
One of the classic weapons in Chinese martial arts.