The blade inlaid with brass, complete with a horn scabbard with pierced decoration.
A very good sword from South Sulawesi (Celebes) with silver mounts and a dated VOC blade.
Made in the Four Workshops of the King of Kandy.
Used to move imperial orders from the emperor’s quarters to the recipient.
With ce rong or "open ravines" pattern of zig-zag lines in the steel.
An extremely rare and possibly unique type of Chinese officer's saber, or peidao, of the 18th century.
Its blade pattern-welded and chiseled with designs of hunters and animals.
A highly unusual set of paired maces with crescent tips.
With triple grooves and in heavy silver mountings.
A large and heavy example with chiseled decor and silver overlaid base.
With straight blade and two opposing Yali chiseled out of the forte of the blade.
With massive 10mm thick blade with strong distal taper.
Possibly made in Gujarat and eventually incorporated in the Bikaner armory
The ridged and facetted blade shape that is so well known
With captured French blade, ground down to fit.
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An early type of Korean soldier's helmet.
The Yi or Nuosuo people are known as Lolo in early Western ethnographic wr
A very good Vietnamese ceremonial kiem of the Nguyen dynasty.
The handle covered with gold damascening.
It has a solid pale green jade hilt that is fitted to a silver collar-piece.
With a wide clipped tip with notched upper edge.
With blackened iron panels with decorative borders carved in relief.
An antique set of scabbard fittings for a Chinese saber, probably second ha
Rare extant work of a famous workshop in Chengdu.
A fine ceremonial paddle of the Ngaju Dayak of southern Borneo.
The Chinese straightsword or jiàn (劍) was traditi
The sword of the tribes living in and near the Khyber pass.
The talwar or talvār (Hindi) is
This one has the early, peaked form and is signed by its maker.
Referring to the wavy patterns on the midsection of the silver scabbard.
A very crisp and complete example of its type.
With Ottoman twisted "damascus" barrel and fine mother-of-pearl inlaid stock.
Its blade portraying the story of one of the previous lives of Guatama Buddha.
With wootz handle with fine pierced pommel dome.
Indian gauntlet sword with German blade made in Solingen.
A very fine example with beautifully chiseled silver pommel plate.
A fine cross-shaped yari made by Enju Nobakatsu, with NBTHK Hozon papers.
With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
Complete example with the rarer feature of inlays at the base of the blade.
From approximately the 5th to 3rd century B.C.
A rare example retaining its original silver covered scabbard.
With elaborately pierced and chased silver scabbard.
A peculiar Chinese dadao with markings attributing it to a Hui army or battallion.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
With wootz blade, Marwari style hilt, and its original red velvet scabbard.
With a very fine Persian blade of "brilliant black" wootz.
It has a narrow but sturdy blade with a springy temper.
Called suàntóu gǔduǒ in Mandarin, with characteristic brass head.
The terms peidao or yaodao are synonyms that were in use
Late 18th century, complete with its original scabbard.
With dramatically shaped blades and inlaid hilts.