With naginata-style blades, and lavish gilt copper mounts.
A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.
With fine 18th century blade that combines many stylistic features.
Tokubetsu Hozon, attributed to Den Tametsugu. With fine itomaki no tachi koshirae.
The hilt with overlay of the finest quality of the period
An early example, late Vijayanagara empire, with a fine wootz spatulate blade.
With massive blade and silk brocade decorated scabbard.
With later, elaborately chiseled hilt of very fine quality.
A very rare matching set of Korean bowcase and quiver.
The peidao (佩刀) or yaodao (腰刀)
A fine twistcore blade in standard pattern Qing military mounts.
An unusually ornate iteration of the design, intended for Hindu ceremonies.
A wakizashi by master Kunikiyo, tested by the most famous sword tester of 17th century Japan.
Signed, ubu. Complete with tasteful koshirae and Hozon papers.
The long version of the jambiya, with blackened, gold inlaid blade.
A very good set of Daoist straightswords in a single scabbard. There is a lot to see here, but I will start with the…
A fine Marwari talwar presented to the Dewan (chief minister) of Bikaner in 1756 A.D.
With gilt copper scabbard and multi-row twist-core blade.
With iron mounts with golden overlay of dragons.
Carbon dated to 1175-1275 A.D. with 95,4% certainty, the height of the Mongol conquest period.
From the P. Holstein collection, published in 1931.
With wootz blade and wootz Hindu basket hilt
A very fine specimen with VOC blade and ruby-set scabbard.
With parcel gilding and ruby eyes, in a fine silver repousse scabbard.
The enormous blade made of fine, boldly contrasting wootz steel.
A rare Chinese officer's saber of the 17th century.
With fine gold overlaid hilt, tight-grained wootz blade and elaborately pierced scabbard.
A Chinese waist saber or yaodao / peidao of the first half of the 18th century.
A very ornate example worn by chieftains of the Rukai and Paiwan tribes of Southern Taiwan.
Most Chinese swords and sabers are made with a hard high carbon steel
Of the Royal Workshops of the Kingdom of Khandy.
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.
Signed by its maker Haci Gavsî, and its decorator Tevfik.
Its silver scabbard richly decorated in churi chenm style or "wavy pattern".
Sized like the Chinese changren dadao, yet the execution of the hilt is Cambodian.
With Persian wootz blade, engraved at forte with floral designs.
Of superior quality manufacture, combining a mix of European and Ottoman taste.
Representing the height of the sword maker's art of its period.
With silver overlaid blade and silver mounts worked in repousse. With some of Burne's personal items.
With carved stone handles and superb workmanship in silver and mother-of-pearl.
With gold and black painted face with geometric decor.
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.
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.
The 9-luk blade of strong proportions is engraved with the face of a demon.
A serious weapon with a very good blade and heavy plating.
Its large blade is of ridged cross-section, inspired by the Japanese design.
A fine example with silver overlaid spearhead and silver ferrule with niello inlay.
Utilizing a Chinese guard and following the Chinese hilt design.