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Qing rattan shield article logo

Qing military rattan shield production

Translation of a page from Qing regulations that describes the production of the Qing military rattan shield.
Rare Santali shield logo

Rare Santali shield

Peculiar shield with catching hook, used by the Santali people of Bengal.
North Indian antelope axe

Indian Antelope Axe

An enigmatic type of axe, this one probably from tribal north India.
Baja dagger overall

Fine African Bedja dagger

Introduction

These handsome daggers were worn by the nomadic Hadendoa people, their name has been interpret

Persian mirror case attributed to Riza Al-Imami logo

Persian mirror case by Riza Al-Imami

Made of pasteboard, finely lacquered with roses and nightengales.
Chinese jade bamboo hilt knife logo

Jade bamboo hilted knife

With spinach green jade handle and carved buffalo horn scabbard.
Very fine Mindan dha logo

Very fine Mindan dha

Introduction

Fine silver overlaid dha made in Mindan village, south of Mandalay, gained fame in th

Mindan dha logo

Dha with story of Maung Tin

Of the silver overlaid type made in Mindan, with an unusual story on the blade.
Parang latok logo

Parang latok

A peculiar land Dayak sword with a sharp bend in the blade.
Parang latok logo

Parang latok

A curious slashing weapon from northern Borneo.
Sosun pattah with twistcore blade

Sosun pattah with twistcore blade

The hilt with overlay of the finest quality of the period
Sikh chakram

Sikh fighting chakram

A sharp, heavier user. Not the flimsy type usually encountered.
Very fine Tibetan dpa'dam logo

Tibetan cavalry dpa'dam

With massive blade and silk brocade decorated scabbard.
Fine Dayak mandau logo

Finely carved mandau

A fine Dayak headhunter sword with an exceptionally carved hilt.
North Indian kirach with Persian wootz export blade

Interesting kirach with dated hilt

Mentioning the son of a Maharajah and a year corresponding to 1887 A.D.
Jumyo katana logo

Jumyo katana with fine koshirae

The very detailed mountings are decorated with designs of Japanese spiny lobsters.
Nias si euli logo

Si euli / Si oli

A type of knife from the North of Nias.
Rare bifurcated Khond axe

Rare bifurcated Khond axe

Very rare subtype of a Khond tribal axe with double points.
Chinese fighting knife

Chinese ring pommeled knife

Of a type used by bandits, brigands, pirates, and the like.
Diantiao overall

Chinese fighting carrying pole

A heavily executed Chinese carrying pole that was used as a weapon.
Chinese demon head saber

Chinese demon head saber

Based on a Chinese military saber blade, with unusual horn demon hilt
Shin jugomai kobuse logo

Shin jūgomai kōbuse-gitae (真十五枚甲伏鍛え)

Japanese sword construction that is was found inscribed on some tangs.
Allūbung logo

Allūbung

Ifugao word for a woven rattan covering on handles and shafts.
Halung logo

Hālung

Ifugao word for a rolled up tang hilt
Ifugao hinalung

Hinālung

Ifugao word for a double-edged knife or shortsword with a socket hilt.
Ifugao hinalung

Batad Ifugao hinālung

Rare double-edged shortsword of the Ifugao of northern Luzon.
Gari matuwa logo

Gari matuwà

South Nias word for a specific type of sword.
Nias gari matuwà logo

South Nias gari matuwà

A nice belatu with the rarer gari matuwà style blade.
Ainu emushi sword with sash

Ainu sword with sash

With deeply carved scabbard, complete with fine guard embroidered sash.
Ainu tanto logo

Rare Ainu kuttom-ushbe

A luxury Ainu knife styled after the Japanese tantō.
Unusual Ainu knife

Unusual Ainu knife

Resembling a makiri but with the blade's edge on the opposite side.
Ainu makiri knife logo

Ainu knife

Of a typical style used in Hokkaido in the 19th century.
Slender Ainu makiri knife logo

Bark wrapped Ainu makiri

A slender makiri with a bark wrapped scabbard.
Finely carved makiri dagger

Fine Ainu makiri

An exceptionally well-carved Ainu knife.
Nias si euli

North Nias si euli

A peculiar type of knife worn in the north of Nias.
Ainu items group

Knives and swords of the Ainu

19th-century ethnographers noticed that they had no iron production and relied solely on trade for articles like knives and swords. However, archaeologists found iron working facilities in 1988 and 1990.
Slender set of 19th century military hudiedao

Slender hudiedao pair

A classic example of the narrow military type, with brass guards.
Tibetan bowcase & quiver

Tibetan bowcase and quiver

Of the 19th century. Ex Stephen Selby collection.
Hudiedao

Hudiedao set with scabbard

Classic pair of Southern Chinese butterfly swords.
Kuttom-ushbe logo

Kuttom-ushbe

Ainu word for a long knife worn in the belt.
Twistcore peidao logo

Qing twistcore peidao

A fine twistcore blade in standard pattern Qing military mounts.
Tonkin arms group

Group of arms from Tonkin

Probably from the French Tonkin campaign of the 1880s.
Korean bowcase and quiver logo

Korean bowcase & quiver

A very rare matching set of Korean bowcase and quiver.
Chinese rattan tiger shield logo

Chinese tiger shield

A large Chinese rattan shield called tengpai, used by special front-line troops.
Fine gilt duanjian overall

Gilt duanjian with foreign blade

Unusual Chinese duanjian with fine gilt mounts and a blade of non-Chinese origin.
Malabar coast Moplah sword logo

Malabar coast Moplah sword

A fine and somewhat unusual specimen, with engraved brass mounts and hardwood grip.
Golden sabiki logo

Gilt Ottoman made sabiki

The long version of the jambiya, with blackened, gold inlaid blade.
Balinese keris of Ferdinand Blok

Balinese keris of Ferdinand Blok

The 9-luk blade of strong proportions is engraved with the face of a demon.
Sialkot lockbox

Sialkot (production center)

A town well-known for its arms production, and gold overlay work (koftgari)
Punjab koftgari lockbox logo

Punjabi koftgari lockbox

Iron lockbox with key, decorated with the gold koftgari normally seen on arms.