Undulating bilah blade of eleven luk.
With large dragon head collar piece.
The main disadvantage of early firearms was the long time it took to reload them.
This one is for the connoisseur of blades.
The archetypical Chinese sword guard of the 17th century.
The famous tiger faced rattan shield as used by Chinese skirmishers.
A fine example of a Bhutanese shortsword with "churi chenm" scabbard.
The khanda represents one of the oldest forms of Indian sword
In Chinese military culture, there has long been a distinc
With a shield that reminds of Deccan cuirasses.
From my personal collection. A quiver that was once worn at court ceremonies by high ranked officers and imperial…
Called khiên in Vietnamese.
Traditionally associated with Vishnu, it was an essential piece of equipment for the Sikh nihang.
Fine and unusual, with Italian renaissance style decoration.
With high-contrast wootz blade and fine damascening in two tones of gold.
Probably from the French Tonkin campaign of the 1880s.
With bat-shaped guard. A very high-quality example for the time period.
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
A flaming skull that was once part of the crown of a Tibetan oracle.
The yaodao, literally "waist saber" was the standard side-arm for
The grip made of a single piece, worked in high relief.
In a style associated with Maharao Raja Ram Singh.
With a good blade and a set of fittings that exceed the quality of most of this period.
Chiseled in the blade is “勅今” which could either mean "imperial order" or "Daoist magic command".
From the collection of Dr. Leo Figiel.
Built around an excellent sanmei blade.
With influences from several cultures that are rarely seen on a single blade.
With a sayagaki by Honma sensei attributing it to Yosozaemon.
With markings suggesting it was a wedding gift, presented in 1832.
One of Europe's rarest gun types. A fine example, with mother of pearl inlaid stock.
Utilizing a Chinese guard and following the Chinese hilt design.
Its large blade is of ridged cross-section, inspired by the Japanese design.
A serious weapon with a very good blade and heavy plating.
A fine example with silver overlaid spearhead and silver ferrule with niello inlay.
A very rare type of dagger that originates from the borderlands of Eastern Tibet and Sichuan.
It was collected by Laurens Langewis, an early 20th-century ethnographer and author.
It comes with its complete set of fittings in a thick gauge of báitóng.
A striking battle helmet from the Momoyama period of 1568-1600 A.D.
With gold and black painted face with geometric decor.
With carved stone handles and superb workmanship in silver and mother-of-pearl.
With silver overlaid blade and silver mounts worked in repousse. With some of Burne's personal items.
Representing the height of the sword maker's art of its period.
Of superior quality manufacture, combining a mix of European and Ottoman taste.
With Persian wootz blade, engraved at forte with floral designs.
Signed by its maker Haci Gavsî, and its decorator Tevfik.
Of the Royal Workshops of the Kingdom of Khandy.
Its silver scabbard richly decorated in churi chenm style or "wavy pattern".
Of a type referred to as byeolungeom, "sword used by king’s guard officials".
With a lozenge pattern of brass rings.
A very good example of a sosun pattah, or "lily leaf", of elegant form.
Most Chinese swords and sabers are made with a hard high carbon steel
A very ornate example worn by chieftains of the Rukai and Paiwan tribes of Southern Taiwan.