Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.
An exceptionally large example with silver-clad scabbard.
With a hidden compartment for a small utility knife.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
An outstanding example with very fine silver and moth-of-pearl work.
With intricately carved ivory hilt depicting a demon on a horse.
With charming zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
A rare set of twin knives in a single scabbard.
An earlier example with an iconographic hilt.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
A massive example weighing just over 800 grams. With scabbard.
A very fine specimen, complete with ruby-set scabbard.
A type of long keris often described as "execution keris".
A sikin panjang with a triple golden crown.
An interesting pierced iron Asian export sword guard that is part of a small group of guards that
A chiseled iron sword guard depicting a Dutch ship with a figure on its stern.
A heavy Indian katar with substantial armor piercing blade.
Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
A beautiful signed Japanese ferrule and pommel plate.
With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
Of very good quality for this type of weapon.
It has a narrow but sturdy blade with a springy temper.
A rather well-made example of its type.
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
The work nice and crisp, the execution has a naturalistic charm to it.
With markings attributing it to Jalore.
An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.
A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one.
Of the Western Buryats, living near the shores of Lake Baikal.
An English rifle that was built around an 18th-century Ottoman barrel of the finest quality.