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Belt Belt

Woven nettle fibre belt decorated with coloured cloth and blue glass beads, carrying seal and sharksin pouches, antler tip and two knives: Sakhalin, Ainu, 19th century

Sword Sword

Sword, with curved steel blade half double-edged; hilt of sharkskin-covered wood; tsuba; sword sheath of lacquered wood with bronze mounts chased with sea-dragons; bronze habaki; sageo cord: Japan, blade dated 1828

Sword Sword

Sword, with a curved single-edged steel blade, a wooden hilt covered in sharkskin laced with black silk cord, and a sheath of plain black lacquered wood: Japan

Sword Sword

Sword, with a curved single-edged steel blade, a wooden hilt covered in shark skin and laced with black silk cord, and a sword sheath of black lacquered wood with longitudinal stripes and sprinkled with mother-of-pearl: Japan, blade 15th century, mount 19th century

Sword Sword

Sword of palmwood with edges grooved and fitted with shark's teeth secured by sinnet, with band of shark's skin and coir wrist loop: Micronesian, Kiribati

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