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.
With large dragon head collar piece.
Undulating bilah blade of eleven luk.
Most antique Vietnamese sabers on the mar
Collected by American anthropologist Melvyn Goldstein in the 1980s.
Its decoration consists of fantastic designs of various animals, mythical and existing.
With fine chiseled decoration and largely intact koftgari.
With a straight blade of asymmetrical grind and a strongly Chinese inspired scabbard.
Dated 1895. Large and heavy, a quality piece.
Made by a maker called Noah in 1809 for a certain Mehemmed Ağa Fî. With beautiful golden overlays on blade.
Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
A step above the norm in quality for this period, with nicely pierced mounts.
With a fine wootz blade with a pronounced center ridge.
The Chinese saber comes in a great variety of curvatures, profiles, and wi
Miaodao simply being a more recent name for the wodao.
A rare combination of full-length double Vietnamese swords with live blades.
A nice example of a rare, shorter carbine sized Tibetan matchlock musket.
With rare raised backedge.
With narrow liuyedao blades of moderate curvature.
The 17th-century blade is mounted in fittings designed by Philip Tom and executed by Vince Evans some 20 years ago.
Introduction to the type
This type of sword is referred to as zhibe
With tapering blade, hollow ground on each side to make the edges slightly sharper.
Nanban kozuka are extremely rare, and this is a particularly fine example.
The Island of Taiwan was briefly under Dutch colonial rule in the 17th cen
Of the Malabar coast, South India.
Of the Western Buryats, living near the shores of Lake Baikal.
A south Indian spearhead with a thick double-edged, symmetrical leaf-shaped
A fine Kandyan knife, or ul-pihiya, probably mid 18th century.
With differential heat-treatment, creating a cloudy crystalline effect along the edge.
With a substantial, quality blade.
A rare surviving example of the simple military version of this style.
A particularly nice example with 120 iron bands holding the blade.
Chinese civilian martial artists used a wide variety of weapons.
With translucent horn bellies glued on red pigment.
A fine Chinese straightsword blade, of typical Qing form with a rather wide profile.
With wide, pattern-welded blade.
With whimsical tiger and deer decoration.
Unusual set of paired Chinese maces of good workmanship.
Made by the last operational bowyer of China, probably for the Mongolian market.
Built around a beautifully forged blade, in full polish, revealing a burl grain pattern.
With finely chiseled steel hilt and scabbard
The style typical for royal katar made under Maharao Ram Singh.