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Padri gun westenenk

The Padri Gun by Westenenk

Translation from the 1908 Dutch language article by Louis Constant Westenenk.
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.
Khmer dagger

Khmer dagger

A rare thousand-year-old dagger from the Khmer empire.
Balinese keris of Ferdinand Blok

Balinese keris of Ferdinand Blok

The 9-luk blade of strong proportions is engraved with the face of a demon.
Fine Burmese silver repousse sword scabbard

Fine Burmese silver sword scabbard

It represents the best of Burmese silversmithing with repousse work in high relief.
Aceh Peurise shield logo

Large Aceh peurise

A very fine and exceptionally large example fo the Aceh rattan shield.
Chinese demon head saber

Chinese demon head saber

Based on a Chinese military saber blade, with unusual horn demon hilt
Nias zoomorphic pommel

Niòbawa lawölò

Nias word for zoomorphic sword hilts with an open mouth with fangs.
Nias belatu logo

A South Nias belatu salà

Rare sword from the headhunters of Nias. Complete with talismanic basket and belt hook.
Khasi dao

A Khasi dao

These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
Khasi dao logo

Khasi dao

A peculiar type of two-handed sword from the Khasi Hills, Assam.
Tonkinese saber collected 1885-1887 logo

Tonkinese saber

Collected by Victor Auguste Robin, a senior officer of the Tonkin expeditionary force 1885-1887.
Antique Vietnamese saber logo

Nimble Vietnamese saber

With a narrow, double fullered blade and sharp tip and brass mounts in the earlier style.
Rare beladau lebar dagger from southern Kalimantan logo

Rare beladau lebar dagger

A rare type of dagger from South Kalimantan, loosely based on Islamic daggers seen worn by traders.
Modang mandau

Rare Modang Mandau

With the characteristic carved face hilt and the rarer "sarong seltoep" scabbard.
Piso raout

Piso raout

A small utility knife used on the island of Borneo. Often carried with the Dayak mandau.
Large piso raout

A giant piso raout

An oversized utility knife of the headhunters of Borneo.
Montagnard saber logo

Montagnard short saber

Of the hill peoples of the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
Sikin panjang with inlaid blade

Fine inlaid sikin panjang

Complete example with the rarer feature of inlays at the base of the blade.
South Sulawesi sword VOC marked blade

Sulawesi sword with VOC blade

A very good sword from South Sulawesi (Celebes) with silver mounts and a dated VOC blade.
Javanese tiger hilt sword

Tiger hilt sword with VOC blade

With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
Preanger gobang sword with dated VOC blade logo

Preanger sword with VOC blade

Blade marked with VOC Amsterdam monogram, and the year 1769.
West Javanese gobang

West-Javanese gobang

The sword of the Sundanese people of the Preanger highlands.
Dutch military m19898 saber in Sumatran hilt logo

Sumatran hilted Dutch saber

Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
old Javanese dagger with stiletto blade logo

West-Javanese stiletto dagger

Early piece with an unusual European-style stiletto blade.
Sino-Vietnamese dagger

Polished Sino-Vietnamese dagger

A heavy Sin-Vietnamese fighting knife, with recently polished blade.
Broad Vietnamese fighting knife

Broad Vietnamese knife

Broad bladed example with horn hilt and engraved blade.
Dayak dart logo

Tepus

A variety of Dayak blowgun dart.
Dayak blowgun dart logo

Damek

Dayak name for a blowgun dart
Dayak blowgun dart quiver

Dayak dart quiver with darts

Complete with a large number of darts, some with poisoned tips.
Dayak blowgun

Sumpitan

Malay name for the Dayak blowgun.
Fine Dayak blowgun

Fine Dayak blowgun

Long piece, original length, with aso motif inlaid in blade.
Laos double swords logo

Flame backed double swords

With dramatically shaped blades and inlaid hilts.
Vietnamese kiem in Chinese style

Vietnamese kiếm in Chinese stye

Utilizing a Chinese guard and following the Chinese hilt design.
Vietnamese matchlock musket logo

Súng hỏa mai

Vietnamese word for matchlock musket.
The dha of O.T. Burne

The O.T. Burne dha

With silver overlaid blade and silver mounts worked in repousse. With some of Burne's personal items.
Antique Vietnamese spearhead logo

Vietnamese single edged spearhead

Large, heavy single-edged example with iron mounts.
Pending

Peranakan "pending" buckle

Belt buckle from West-Java, worn by Peranakan and wealthy Javanese women.
Palembang pedang benkok with twistcore blade

Palembang twist-core pedang

A Palembang style sword with a fine twist-core blade and carved hardwood scabbard.
Parang beladah logo

Parang beladeh / parang belabang

A curved saber from the southern part of the island of Borneo.
Kenyah Dayak man logo

Dayak (people)

Name for a wide range of native groups of Borneo.
Chin nicotine flask logo

Chin nicotine flask

A very rare flask used by Chin men of Burma for sipping nicotine water.
Dayak carved paddle

Dayak carved ceremonial paddle

A fine ceremonial paddle of the Ngaju Dayak of southern Borneo.
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 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.