A rapier, manufactured in the century by the technology of the old masters as a gift to one high-ranking person. Such exceptionally flexible rapiers were made in Toledo in the beginning of century. They were sold in gun shops and coiled.
Indian (Chota Nagpur) axe, 19th century, steel, wood, iron, brass, L. 53 3/4 in. (136.5 cm); L. of head 13 3/4 in. (34.9 cm); W. 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm); Wt. 2 lbs. 7 oz. (1105.6 g), Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935, Met Museum.
Yu Tou Dao (魚頭刀, lit. 'Fish head sabre') or Sha Yu Tou Dao (鯊魚頭刀, lit. 'Shark head sabre') is a generic term that can be used describe any Chinese sword or polearm with a long and gradual concave clip point (a.l.a. Bowie knife). Yu Tou Dao of the Ming period almost inevitably have octagonal guards.