Brian Quinn

Brian Quinn

Brian Quinn

Created March 5, 2013

In addition to his membership in the Arizona Knife Collectors Association he is a life member, past Director and the current President of the Japanese Sword Society of the United States. He has collected edged weapons with the prime focus being on Japanese swords, American fighting knifes, Civil War Swords and WW2 German Daggers for about 30 years. Quinn’s other collections include Muzzle Loading Guns,World Militaria, Native-American and tribal art from other cultures.
Brian is the:owner of, Quinn Studios Art, Antiques and Militaria and is open by appointment. Visit his web site : for a small selection of available objects. Call- (480) 998-7010.

Brian is a nationally recognized Sculptor, Painter and Jewelry maker who is best known for his mixed media, abstract, constructed sculpture. The works often draw on Quinn’s interest in the Southwest environment, his Native-American background and various facets of Japanese sword design. Though his art has a formal character it’s often counter balanced with a strong sense of whimsy and playfulness.

Brian received his B.A.E. degree at Nebraska Wesleyan University and M.F.A. from Arizona State University. He has exhibited in over 100 major exhibitions throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Mexico and Japan. He is listed in, Who’s Who In American Art, Who’s Who In The West, Brown’s Index Of Southwest Artists, Davenport’sand Who’s Who In America.

Quinn was a recipient of a Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholarship to Japan in 2001 and was also selected to participate in the Art Institute of Chicago’s, Teacher Institute in Contemporary Art, in 2005.

Some of the public collections that hold Quinn’s Art include: Arizona State University, Colorado Women’s College, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Weber State University, Northern Arizona University, Plains Art Museum, Bone Creek Museum, Shemer Art Center, Tucson Art Museum, Yuma Art Center and Newman University.

#1 A display rack of swords, daggers and militaria at Quinn Studios.

#2 An Edo period Japanese hand- forged iron Tsuba (sword guard) with gold, silver and copper inlays.

#3. An Edo period Japanese armor piercing Tanto with original mounts.

#4. A rare U.S. Civil War Confederate D-guard spear point Bowie knife with original sheath.

#5. Rare late 19th C. massive Republica Mexicana Bowie style sheath knife.

#6. A collection of 19th C. Russian Cossack Kindjal short swords with Niello mounts.

#7. A World War II German Waffen dress dagger,

#8. A collection of rare U.S. World War II home-front fighting knives by Floyd Nichols and Frank Richitg.

#9. Tai Goo 1980’s custom meteorite damascus fighting knife with 18k gold, diamonds and ivory handle.