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Fine patterned sikin panjang logo

Very good sikin panjang

Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
Peranakan silver belt buckle logo

Fine Peranakan belt buckle

This style was produced in Tangerang, just West of Batavia, now Jakarta.
Padri gun westenenk

The Padri Gun by Westenenk

Translation from the 1908 Dutch language article by Louis Constant Westenenk.
Padri gun logo

A Padri carbine

An unusual variety, shortened to carbine size, with a chicken wing wood stock.
Murut parapat sword logo

A Murut parapat

The sword of the Murut headhunters of northern Borneo.
Lin gin dha logo

A streaked lin gin

These ornate versions with hairpin forged blades were worn by local royalty.
Cockspur case

Indonesian cockfighting spurs in box

Weapons not for man, but for an unfortunate rooster. Retired, in a hardwood box.
Scientific analysis of southeast Asian swords logo

Scientific analysis of two Southeast Asian swords

Using X-ray fluorescence and radiocarbon dating.
Khmer style dha

SE Asian dha (carbon 14 dated)

In excavated condition. With XRF and radiocarbon dating results.
Old excavated dha logo

An old dha (carbon 14 dated)

Found in excavated condition, published with results of c-14 and XRF analysis.
Prince Constantin Wiasemsky dha

The Wiasemsky Montagnard dha

Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
Old excavated dha logo

An excavated dha sword

With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
Moro ceremonial kalis sundang

Ceremonial Moro kalis

Measuring almost a meter, with exceptional blade for a ceremonial keris.
Madura keris

Old Madura keris

With carved wooden hilt with a beautiful deep patina. Blade in old finish.
Bali tombak logo

Balinese spearhead with scabbard

With fine twist-core pamor and carved wooden scabbard.
Peudeueng logo

Acehnese peudeueng

With Hindu style basket hilt and local blade in European style.
Fine Philippine bolo

A fine Philippine bolo

The blade inlaid with brass, complete with a horn scabbard with pierced decoration.
Sukul nganga hilt

Sukul nganga

A type of Batak sword hilt.
Kalasan

Kalasan

A type of Batak sword
Batak sword logo

A Karo Batak kalasan sword

An almost textbook example of a silver-plated kalasan.
Toba Batak sword logo

Toba Batak sword

With cast-bronze guarding figure hilt.
Kay-yan javelin

Kay-yan

A type of javelin used by the Igorot headhunters of Luzon.
Sinalawitan javelin

Sinalawitan

A type of multi-barbed javelin used by the Igorot of Luzon.
Fal-feg Igorot war javelin

Falfeg

An Igorot barbed war javelin.
Igorot fang-kao javelin

Fang-kao

An Igorot javelin type with a wide, barbless head.
Philippine headhunter javelin logo

Igorot headhunter javelin

With exceptionally wide blade, forged with a hardened leading edge.
Tribal Art Fair logo

Tribal Art Fair spring 2021

This year I will participate in the online Tribal Art fair, along with 30 dealers from around the world showing their latest offerings in this genre.
Parapat logo

Parapat

The sword of the Murut, headhunters of northern Borneo.
Pakayun logo

Pakayun

Commonly used name for the sword of the Muruts, headhunters of northern Borneo.
Glupa icon

Glupa / Gloepa

Acehnese word for a golden crown at the base of swords and daggers.
Sikin panjang golden crown logo

Sikin panjang with golden crown

In original condition and period finish. Some losses, no repairs.
Suassa logo

Suassa

A copper-alloy with high gold content that was highly prized in Southeast Asia.
Balinese keris logo

Balinese keris

A classic example with an older blade and timaha wood scabbard.
Samrit logo

Samrit (សំរិត)

Khmer word for an auspicious copper alloy.
Peudeueng logo

Peudeueng

An Acehnese type of saber
Javanese trisula logo

Javanese gold overlaid spear blade

Once part of a trisula, made on Java in the 17th century.
Asian arms in old European paintings logo

Asian arms in Dutch master paintings

Dutch masters' fascination with exotic Asian wares shown in a series of paintings.
Wood hilted dahmjaun

Wood hilted dahmjaun

With iron ferrule and copper and silver overlaid blade.
Good antique Vietnamese fighting knife

Good Vietnamese dagger

An unusually ornate version of what is normally a very simple weapon.
Vietnamese dagger logo

Vietnamese knife

A simple early 20th-century fighting dagger with ribbed grip.
Acehnese rencong

Rencong

An Acehnese type of thrusting dagger.
Sumatran rencong dagger logo

An Acehnese rencong

A peculiar form of dagger found on the northern part of the island of Sumatra.
Negara logo

Negara

Village near Banjarmasin, Borneo. A notable center of arms production in the 19th century.
Kudi logo

Kudi

Indonesian word for a peculiar weapon/farming tool.
Blunderbuss logo

Kěmura

Acehnese word for blunderbuss.
Lila cannon logo

Lila / lilla

Indonesian word for a swivel cannon.
Indonesian Blunderbuss

An Indonesian blunderbuss

Of Chinese manufacture, traded widely and used gainst the Dutch during the Aceh Wars in 1873–1904.
Kudi bares logo

Kudi bares

Indonesian word for a peculiar farming tool.
Kudi tranchang logo

A rare kudi trantang

A rare variation of one of the rarest forms of Indonesian arms.
Burmese hilted wakizashi in Indian scabbard logo

Wakizashi in Burmese hilt

An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.