Combining surplus Qing mounts with Mongol leatherwork.
A heavy piece with a substantial blade, with smooth bronze mounts.
With lacquered shaft. Previously sold at Sotheby's in 1985.
Produced in the ordnance factory in Zengbu, near Guangzhou.
With markings attributing it to Jalore.
A very fine, long and slender example with elaborate golden damascening.
With an armory stamp dated Hijri 1326, corresponding to about 1908.
An impressively large kasthāné, dating from the 18th century.
The archetypical Chinese sword guard that gave rise to the Japanese genre of "nanban tsuba".
A number of downsized Indian toradar with such lavish inl
Made of steel, decorated with fine gold overlay in a pattern of swastikas.
An exceptionally large example with a desirable three fullered blade.
Exhibiting an interesting blend of Chinese and Tibetan features.
The dpa'dam of Tibet is a long, single edged swor
With triple tiered golden crown with enamel decor.
With a hilt that is of typical southern form, with a cupped base and langets.
Accomplished by bending the edge up and down alternately and polishing it smooth again.
Perhaps one of the most famous and long-lived of Chinese weapons.
A signed and dated Burmese dha.
With a Parisian blade carrying the royal emblem of King Rama IV.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
Measuring almost a meter, with exceptional blade for a ceremonial keris.
The best of its kind known to me, with silver overlay and ivory finial.
A remarkable example of bladesmithing with a 5 row twist-core pattern that meanders over the blade.
With fine blade in recent polish. With resting scabbard.
A Japanese sword guard with the cross of the House of Aviz.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
With beautifully carved horn grip.
A rare and sought-after type. This one comes in its original silver mounted scabbard.
The wide blade with clipped tip mounted on a riveted wooden grip.
Many Mongols, the Khalkas in particular, had close ties with the Manchu ru
Of rare form with short but very heavy double-edged blade.
A Sinhalese knife with lavish silver mounts and overlay.
An unusual type with a broad leaf-shaped head with deep sunken panels.
Of typical southern form with a very slender, pointy blade.
This sword is part of a group of very similar swords.
With inscription that reads: Raja Pagaruyung or "ruler of Pagaruyung".
The yaodao, literally "waist saber" was the standard side-arm for
A large and rather interesting Chinese jian dating from the Chines
A quiver of the late Qing dynasty.
A massive example weighing just over 800 grams. With scabbard.
A magnificent example of a Vietnamese ceremonial saber, or guőm.
Indian loop hilted dagger are generally called bichuwa (बिछुवा )
With a blade of 17th-century European manufacture, with trader's name on it.
A north Indian bichuwa dagger with recurved blade and richly decorated hilt.
Rare sword from the headhunters of Nias. Complete with talismanic basket and belt hook.
Iron lockbox with key, decorated with the gold koftgari normally seen on arms.
With fine blade, of liuyedao form with a gentle curvature.
Of a type worn among others by the Valiant Cavalry.
A very nice and complete example, circa 1920's-30's.
With an estimated draw weight of 160-200 pounds.
A Palembang style sword with a fine twist-core blade and carved hardwood scabbard.