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Kunikiyo logo

Kunikiyo (國清)

A line of Japanese swordsmiths working in Echizen.
Longyuan Logo

Lóngyuān (龍渊)

The former name of Lóngquán, a famous sword-making town in China.
Jun Huo Ju Shuangshoudao logo

Jūn Huǒ Jú-made shuāng shǒudāo

Produced in the ordnance factory in Zengbu, near Guangzhou.
Ordinance Bureau logo

Jūn Huǒ Jú (軍火局)

Name of a Chinese arms factory just east of Guangzhou, active 1875 onwards.
Jun Huo Ju saber logo

Jūn Huǒ Jú-made saber

Produced in the ordnance factory in Zengbu, near Guangzhou.
Longquan logo

Lóngquán (龍泉)

A town in Zhejiang province, China, known as a sword making center.
Negara logo

Negara

Village near Banjarmasin, Borneo. A notable center of arms production in the 19th century.
Delacour logo

Francis Delacour of Paris

Cutler and sword maker in Paris, supplier of imperial swords.
Siamese Mamluk saber logo

French sword for the King of Siam

With a Parisian blade carrying the royal emblem of King Rama IV.
Oomersee logo

Oomersee Mawjee

Famous maker of metalwork from Bhuj, Kutch.
Humble dha with Mindan blade logo

Plain mounted Mindan dha

Plain when sheathed, unsheathing reveals a rather nice silver overlaid blade.
Early Mindan style dha logo

Early silver Burmese dha

With elaborate silver overlaid blade and inlaid iron hilt.
Burmese silver overlaid dha

Burmese silver overlaid dha

On a sturdy, user-grade blade with temper line.
Burmese spear logo

Hlan (လှံ)

Burmese for spear, lance, or javelin.
Mindan village logo

Mindan, Yamethin

A production center for ornate silver overlaid scissors, dha and other implements.
Mindan dha logo

Mindan dha

Name for fine dha with fine overlaid blades. Named after Mindan village where they were made.
Ju Yuan Hao target arrow logo

Chinese target arrow

With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.
Bow making quarters logo

Gōng jiàng yíng (弓匠營)

The bow and arrow maker's quarters in Beijing.
Yang Fuxi logo

Yáng Fúxǐ (杨福喜)

Manchu bow maker of the Jù Yuán Hào (聚元號) shop, Beijing. Active 1998-present.
Yang Wentong Logo

Yáng Wéntōng (杨文通)

A 20th-century Manchu bow maker of the Jù Yuán Hào (聚元號) shop, Beijing.
Yang Ruilin

Yáng Ruìlín (杨瑞林)

A Manchu bow maker. Owned Jù Yuán Hào (聚元號).
Ju Yuan Hao logo

Jù Yuán Hào (聚元號)

A famous bow making shop in Beijing, still active.
Yang Wentong bow logo

Bow by Ju Yuan Hao of Beijing

Made by the last operational bowyer of China, probably for the Mongolian market.
Wancheng logo

Wàn Chéng (萬成)

Workshop name that appears on a brass halberd head.
Gujarat logo

Gujarat

An Indian state.
Khema armorer logo

Khema

Alternate writing for Khēmau, an armorer working at Bundi.
Yari logo

An interesting Japanese yari

Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
Khemau logo

Khēmau (खेमौ)

An armorer working in Bundi from at least 1835 to 1872.
Javelin logo

Arnachellum of Salem

A famed Indian maker of knives, swords, spears, and tableware.
Mātale work

Mātale work

A type of Sinhalese lacquer work that was directly applied without using brushes. Also known as niyapoṭen vēda.
Pattala-hatara

Paṭṭal Hatara

The Four Workshops of the King of Kandy.
Sinhalese lacquer workers

Ī-vaḍuvō

Literally "arrow-makers", a Sinhalese class of craftsmen that did wood turning and lacquer work.
Maung Pyo logo

Maung Pyo

A Burmese knife and sword maker known for his fine silver overlay.
Saya pyo

Saya Pyo

Alternative name for Maung Pyo. A Burmese craftsman known for his fine silver overlay.
Changxing workshop

Chángxìng (長興)

A famous bow making shop in Chengdu, active until the 1960s.
Hisayuki

Hisayuki (久隨)

A Japanese maker of sword mounts, active in the Edo period.
Zi Qín Jì

Zi Qín Jì (子勤記)

A Chinese sword maker's shop that was active during the Guangxu period (1875 - 1908).
Shield maker

Bhagvan Khoosal

A shield maker at Dhalcar street, Ahmedabad, India.
Sen Sheng

Sēn shèng (森盛)

A Chinese rattan shield maker from Shanghai.
Kiyou Toujin tsuba

Kiyou Toujin tsuba (崎陽唐人鐔)

Japanese style sword guards made by Chinese craftsmen in Nagasaki.
Manceaux

Manceaux à Paris

A notable French arms manufacturer who also made fine presentation weapons in Asian styles.
Tefvik the bookbinder

Tevfik the leather binder

An Ottoman leather binder who in 1866 - 1867 covered a bow made by Haci Gavsî in 1824 - 1825.
Haci Gavsî signature

Haci gavsî the bowyer

Signed an Ottoman bow made in late 1824 or 1825.
A Manchu bow from the Changxing workshop diagram logo

Measurements of a Manchu bow

Made in the famous Changxing workshop in Chengdu, which as the subject of Tan Danjiong's (T'an Tan-Chiung) "Investigative Report on Bow and Arrow Manufacture in Chengdu"
A Manchu style bow from the Changxing workshop in Chengdu logo

A Chinese bow by Changxing

Rare extant work of a famous workshop in Chengdu.
Ottoman knife by Manceaux, Paris

Ottoman knife by Manceaux, Paris

Of superior quality manufacture, combining a mix of European and Ottoman taste.
Ottoman bichaq logo

A silver-niello Ottoman bichaq

Description

An Ottoman bichaq, literally "knife", shaped like a yatağan, the swor

Demon repeller

The Demon Repeller - Talisman sword

Introduction

The Chinese straightsword or jian (劍) was the side arm of the Ch