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Gilt duanjian with foreign blade
Unusual Chinese duanjian with fine gilt mounts and a blade of non-Chinese origin.
Winged dragon tsuba
A fine and unusually large tsuba. Attributed to Hizen by the NBTHK.
Fine Kinai dragon tsuba
Made by the Kinai group of Echizen, who originated as horimono carvers.
Handachi mounted wakizashi
With Nanban-style guard and kozuka. Signed Fujiwara Hisayoshi.
Bikaner lance head
With square cross-section point and several Bikaner armory markings.
Sulawesi sword with VOC blade
A very good sword from South Sulawesi (Celebes) with silver mounts and a dated VOC blade.
Tiger hilt sword with VOC blade
With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
Preanger sword with VOC blade
Blade marked with VOC Amsterdam monogram, and the year 1769.
West-Javanese stiletto dagger
Early piece with an unusual European-style stiletto blade.
Lìngjiàn (令箭) or "Command Arrow"
A special arrow used to prove one's authority.
A town in Rajasthan known for its blade making industry, as well as a type of sword.
From the P. Holstein collection, published in 1931.
Súng hỏa mai
Vietnamese word for matchlock musket.
Persian wootz axe
With fine chiseled decoration and largely intact koftgari.
Heavy Sikh chakram
Traditionally associated with Vishnu, it was an essential piece of equipment for the Sikh nihang.
Talwar of Mohta Bakhtawar Singh
A fine Marwari talwar presented to the Dewan (chief minister) of Bikaner in 1756 A.D.
Tibetan bowcase & quiver
A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.
Nayar ritual sword
An unusually ornate iteration of the design, intended for Hindu ceremonies.
Central Asian dated kard 1709
With wootz blade inlaid in gold with the name of the maker and the owner.
Nanban kogai & kozuka set (futakoromono)
The only set of its type known to me in both private and museum collections.