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Pakayun logo

Pakayun

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
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.
Palembang sword with European blade logo

A Palembang sword with British blade

With finely carved horn hilt, silver mounts and reshaped European blade.
Tumpal logo

Tumpal

Indonesian name for a triangular motif.
Siamese Mamluk saber logo

French sword for the King of Siam

With a Parisian blade carrying the royal emblem of King Rama IV.
Padri gun logo

Padri gun

Padri gun is the name of a Malay matchlock.
Satingar logo

Satingar

Malay word for their matchlock musket.
Mata-djoh logo

Mata-djoh

Long Way Dayak word for a type of decoration consisting of S-shaped ornaments.
Tap-set-sien logo

Tap-set-sien

Long Way Dayak word for a type of decoration seen on mandau blades.
Mata kalong logo

Mata kalong

Long Way Dayak word for a type of decoration seen on mandau blades.
Li po tong tip style logo

Li-po-tong

Long Way Dayak word for a type of mandau tip.
Dayak lidjib mandau logo

Lidjib

Long Way Dayak word for a type of mandau tip.
Dayak mandau tip shape logo

Longna

Long Way Dayak word for a type of mandau tip.
Leng mandau tip

Monong

Long Way Dayak name for a type of mandau tip.
Leng tip logo

Leng

Long Way Dayak word for a variety of mandau.
Gutta percha

Gutta-percha

A natural latex made from the sap of the Palaquium gutta tree.
Kemalau

Kemalau

Dayak word for latex made from the sap of the Palaquium gutta tree.
Parang ilang logo

Parang ilang

Alternative name for the mandau of Borneo
Fine inlaid mandau

A fine mandau

With less common wooden hilt and elaborately inlaid blade in brass, copper and silver.
Kenyah mandau logo

A Kenyah mandau

The famous sidearm of the headhunters of Borneo.
Mandau

Mandau

Popular name for the common sword of Borneo.
Burmese spear logo

A rare Burmese spear

A fine example with silver overlaid spearhead and silver ferrule with niello inlay.
Nias Telogu

Telögu

Nias word for a specific type of sword.
Nias belatu logo

Belatu

Generic Nias word for "knife" or "sword".
Nias telogu logo

A fine south Nias telögu

With rare pale buffalo horn hilt with gold alloy inlays.
Lin gin logo

Hkamti dha (ခန္တီး ဓား)

Burmese trade name of the lin gin, a machete-like sword.
Thai Daap logo

Dàap (ดาบ)

Thai word for a single-edged sword.
Brass mounted Thai daap

Brass mounted Thai dáap

Description

A charming and somewhat unusual example of a Thai dáap (ดาบ).

Humble dha with Mindan blade logo

Plain mounted Mindan dha

Plain when sheathed, unsheathing reveals a rather nice silver overlaid blade.
Early Mindan style dha logo

Early silver Burmese dha

With elaborate silver overlaid blade and inlaid iron hilt.
Burmese silver overlaid dha

Burmese silver overlaid dha

On a sturdy, user-grade blade with temper line.