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Chinese báitóng whip

Chinese báitóng whip

A Chinese traditional hidden striking weapon, this time executed in the "white copper" alloy.
Damascening

Damascening

Inlaying or overlaying of gold or silver on another metal.
Indian dagger

A fine north Indian dagger

Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
North Indian katar with true inlay hilt

A katar with true inlay decoration

Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
Fine wootz talwar

Wootz talwar with pierced scabbard

With fine gold overlaid hilt, tight-grained wootz blade and elaborately pierced scabbard.
Weight & balance logo

On weight and balance

In researching antique arms -or any kind of material culture for that matter- it is of paramount importance to actually feel and handle pieces.
Hudiedao logo

Very good hudiedao set

With fine carved hilts, substantial bronze D-guards, and subtle signs of heat treatment on the blades.
Oomersee logo

Oomersee Mawjee

Famous maker of metalwork from Bhuj, Kutch.
Li po tong tip style logo

Li-po-tong

Long Way Dayak word for a type of mandau tip.
Dayak lidjib mandau logo

Lidjib

Long Way Dayak word for a type of mandau tip.
Dayak mandau tip shape logo

Longna

Long Way Dayak word for a type of mandau tip.
Leng mandau tip

Monong

Long Way Dayak name for a type of mandau tip.
Leng tip logo

Leng

Long Way Dayak word for a variety of mandau.
Gutta percha

Gutta-percha

A natural latex made from the sap of the Palaquium gutta tree.
Wootz shamshir with talwar hilt logo

Talwar hilted shamshir

With a very fine Persian blade of "brilliant black" wootz.
Mala logo

Mala (माला)

Hindi for the lap welds seen on swords.
Burmese spear logo

A rare Burmese spear

A fine example with silver overlaid spearhead and silver ferrule with niello inlay.
Nias Telogu

Telögu

Nias word for a specific type of sword.
Liudaomu logo

Liùdàomù (六道木)

Chinese name for a strong and heavy wood used for staffs and arrow shafts.
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Pedang lurus

Indonesian term meaning "straight sword". Often used to describe a specific silver-clad shortsword.
Wootz

Phaulād (फौलाद्)

Nepali word for wootz, a type of prized crucible steel.
Nepalese steel

Ispāt (इस्पात्)

Nepali word for steel.
Khukuri wood handle

Bhālu kāṭh (भालु काठ)

Nepali word for Chinese Magnolia, the wood used for khukurī handles.
Khukuri hilt wood

Paṭpaṭe (पट्पटे)

Nepali word for the Chinese magnolia wood used to make khukurī handles.
Karda logo

Cakmak (चक्मक्)

Nepali word for the small fire striker often carried in the scabbard of a khukurī.
Kukri karda

Karda (कर्द)

Nepali word for the small utility knife carried in the scabbard of a khukurī.
Kukri purse logo

Khisā (खिसा)

Nepali word for the purse carried in the scabbard of a khukurī.
Bo kala logo

Bō-koḷa

Sinhalese term for a decorative motif that resembles a heart or an ace of spades.
Sinhalese lacquered cane

Sinhalese lacquered cane

Description

An antique Sinhalese walking cane, made of a light and relatively flexible rattan.

Jian guard logo

Hūshǒu (護手)

Chinese for the handguard of a weapon.
Christian wooden mother-of-pearl inlaid cross Nguyen dynasty Vietnam

A Vietnamese Christian cross

Constructed out of dense hardwood and with fine mother-of-pearl inlays in the Vietnamese fashion.
Chinese ceremonial halberd icon

Tongzhi period ceremonial halberd

A bronze processional piece with reign marks attributing it to the year 1864.
Jeyen Manchu saber tip logo

Jeyen

Manchu word for the tip of a saber.
Teišun-i giyan

Teišun-i giyan

Manchu for a brass or bronze mace.
Deccan curved katar logo

A curved Deccan katar

With elaborately pierced and chiseled hilt.
Bowstring knot logo

Xián gé dā (弦挌搭)

Chinese term for the knot in a bowstring.
Qing bowstring logo

Gōng xián (弓弦)

Chinese term for the bowstring.
Gong mian logo

Gōng miàn (弓面)

Chinese term for the face of a bow, usually made of buffalo horn.
Birch bark logo

Huà huà pí (畫樺皮)

Chinese term for the "painted birch bark" often covering composite bows.
Bow brain logo

Gōng nǎo (弓腦)

Chinese term for the "knee" of a composite bow.
String bridge logo

Gōng diànzi (弓墊子)

Chinese term for the string bridge on some types of composite bows.
Qing bow notch logo

Kòuzi (扣子)

Chinese term for the string notch on each bow tip.
Qing bow tip

Shāo tóu (弰頭)

Chinese term for the tips on either end of a bow.
Arrow slipping spot logo

Jiàn liūzi (箭溜子)

Chinese term for the spot on the bow where the arrow slips by.
Deccan chilanum logo

A Deccan chilanum

With wootz blade, and silver overlaid hilt that was finished with fire-gilding.
Chinese bow ear logo

Gōng shāo (弓弰)

Chinese term for "bow ear".
Bow grip

Gōngbà bǎngzi (弓弝膀子)

Chinese term for the sides of the bow grip.
Bow grip

Gōngbà (弓弝)

Chinese term for "bow grip".
Fine Sinhalese lacquered bow logo

A fine Sinhalese bow

Made in the Four Workshops of the King of Kandy.
Sinhalese lacquer logo

Sinhalese lacquer work

Sri Lankan craftsmen used methods of applying decorative lacquer that did not involve a brush to great effect.