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Slender chilanum dagger logo

Slender chilanum dagger

Of elegant form with very crisp blade.
Indian talwar with 1693 dated blade logo

Talwar with 1693 dated blade

With later, elaborately chiseled hilt of very fine quality.
Deccan firanghi

Deccan firanghi with silver overlay

The basket hilt is elaborately overlaid with silver in floral designs.
17th century pattisa logo

Fine 17th century pattissa

The enormous blade made of fine, boldly contrasting wootz steel.
Musashi Taro Yasukuni katana logo

Katana by Musashi Taro Yasukuni

Signed, ubu. Complete with tasteful koshirae and Hozon papers.
Musashi Taro Yasukuni logo

Musashi Taro Yasukuni (武蔵太郎安国)

A Japanese swordsmith who lived between 1650-1730.
Early Ottoman karabela

Fine early Ottoman karabela

A fine, early example dating from around 1700 with silver gilt niello mounts.
unusual-indian-single-boss-shield

Early Indian shield

Made of thick lacquered hide, with a single brass boss
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.
German flintlock with Ottoman barrel

Türkenbeute flintlock musket

Fine German hunting flintlock with captured Ottoman barrel.
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.
Kunikiyo wakizashi with horimono tested by Yamano 2 body cut

Kunikiyo wakizashi, Yamano test cut

A wakizashi by master Kunikiyo, tested by the most famous sword tester of 17th century Japan.
Kunikiyo logo

Kunikiyo (國清)

A line of Japanese swordsmiths working in Echizen.
Kinai tsuba logo

Fine Kinai dragon tsuba

Made by the Kinai group of Echizen, who originated as horimono carvers.
Mitsuhiro yari logo

Yari with kusabi-hi

Large Japanese spearhead with red lacquered zig-zag groove. Signed Mitsuhiro.
Otateage suneate with Dutch goudleer logo

Suneate with Dutch leather

A pair of Samurai shin protectors finished with Dutch "goudleer".
Bikaner lance

Bikaner lance head

With square cross-section point and several Bikaner armory markings.
Command arrow logo

Lìngjiàn (令箭) or "Command Arrow"

A special arrow used to prove one's authority.
Sirohi sword logo

Sirōhī (सिरोही)

A town in Rajasthan known for its blade making industry, as well as a type of sword.
Pata with Solingen blade

Solingen blade with pata hilt

Indian gauntlet sword with German blade made in Solingen.
Vietnamese matchlock musket logo

Súng hỏa mai

Vietnamese word for matchlock musket.
Bowcase and quiver logo

Tibetan bowcase & quiver

A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.
Nayar sword logo

Nayar ritual sword

An unusually ornate iteration of the design, intended for Hindu ceremonies.
Nanban kogai and kozuka called futakoromono

Nanban kogai & kozuka set (futakoromono)

The only set of its type known to me in both private and museum collections.
Korean jangdo

Golden inlaid Korean jangdo

Made of blackened copper-gold alloy, finely inlaid with poems in pure gold.