Antique Vietnamese swords | Peter Dekker's Mandarin Mansion: Antique Arms & Armor

Antique Vietnamese swords

A reference list of antique Vietnamese swords and sabers I've had over time. I will periodically update it as more Vietnamese swords pass through my hands.
Click the photos for their complete articles. Not all swords have an article (yet).

Do you have an antique Vietnamese sword for sale?

We might be interested!
Contact: peter@mandarinmansion.com

Last update: September 26, 2016


Early Vietnamese swords


An ancient Vietnamese sword of the Cham culture. Peter Dekker - www.mandarinmansion.com

An ancient Cham sword
Probably dating from the 14th or 15th century, with characteristic ribbed bronze downward curving hilt.

Status: SOLD


A 16th century Vietnamese saber. Peter Dekker - www.mandarinmansion.com

A 16th century Vietnamese saber
With heavily Japanese inspired guard and possibly a Japanese import blade.

Status: SOLD



18th century


An exceptional antique Vietnamese sword. Peter Dekker - www.mandarinmansion.com

An exceptional officer's saber
The very best Vietnamese saber we've had so far, with excellent quality blade and elaborate copper hilt mounts with silver overlays.

Status: SOLD



19th century

A very good Vietnamese officer's saber. Peter Dekker - www.mandarinmansion.com
A very good Vietnamese officer's saber
A heavy Vietnamese officer saber with high quality blade, and horn pistol style hilt.

Status: SOLD


A horn-hilted Vietnamese fighting saber. Peter Dekker - www.mandarinmansion.com

A horn-hilted Vietnamese fighting saber
A Vietnamese fighting saber with a closed, all horn hilt. Closely resembling Nguyen dynasty ceremonial pieces but with a heavy, functional blade.

Status: FOR SALE


A signed Vietnamese fighting saber. Peter Dekker - www.mandarinmansion.com

A signed Vietnamese fighting saber
A utilitarian Vietnamese fighting saber with simple iron guard. Signed and dated 1887.

Status: SOLD


A pair of Vietnamese dao truong. (The Vietnamese equivalent of the Chinese dadao.) Peter Dekker - www.mandarinmansion.com

A Vietnamese dao-truong (pair)
The Vietnamese equivalent of the Chinese dadao, with pronounced blade profile and engraved decoration.

Status: SOLD

A classic Vietnamese two handed saber, or guom truong. Peter Dekker - www.mandarinmansion.com
A classic Vietnamese two handed saber or "guom truong"
A very rare example of a Vietnamese two handed saber. It has brass guard and hilt fittings.

Status: SOLD

A north Vietnamese two handed saber, or guom truong. Peter Dekker - www.mandarinmansion.com
A north Vietnamese two handed saber or "guom truong"
A two handed saber from the northern Chinese border regions, with slender blade, iron guard and fittings made of lead.

Status: SOLD



Nguyen dynasty (1802–1945) ceremonial sabers, "guőm"


An antique Vietnamese officer saber with good heavy fighting blade

A Vietnamese officer saber with fighting blade
A rare variation of the ceremonial type, that actually has a good fighting grade blade.

Status: SOLD


A Vietnamese ceremonial sword. Peter Dekker www.mandarinmansion.com

A Vietnamese ceremonial sword
A typical example, but with exquisite mother-of-pearl inlays that are among the best work of it's type we have seen to date.

Status: SOLD


A very rare antique Vietnamese ceremonial saber with all metal hilt and scabbard. Peter Dekker www.mandarinmansion.com

A Vietnamese ceremonial officer saber, all metal hilt and scabbard
A very rare type of Nguyen ceremonial officer saber, with all-metal hilt and scabbard. Both hilt and scabbard are inlaid with contrasting metals including niello.

Status: SOLD



Nguyen dynasty (1802–1945) ceremonial swords, "kiếm"


An antique Vietnamese sword with finely carved ivory handle. Peter Dekker www.mandarinmansion.com

A fine Vietnamese straightsword with ivory handle
A very fine Vietnamese straightsword (kiếm) with beautiful ivory handle, carved in deep relief.

Status: SOLD


An antique Vietnamese sword with faux turtle shell handle. Peter Dekker www.mandarinmansion.com

A fine Vietnamese straightsword
A very good Vietnamese straightsword (kiếm) with a handle made of lacquer and gold foil.

Status: SOLD

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ANTIQUE VIETNAMESE ARMS

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