The sword and everyday tool of the headhunters of Borneo.
On a sturdy, user-grade blade with temper line.
A charming and somewhat unusual example of a Thai dáap (ดาบ).
With engraved spine and unusual all brass pommel.
A 19th-century piece with a simple blade but nicely carved hilt.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
Of late 19th century make, with a very good blade.
With wide blade and a two-tone hilt in cattle bone and wood, capped with brass.
A workhorse with a stamped mark at the base of the blade.
With a heavy blade of elegant slender form. Complete with tools.
Late 19th century with a good, well-made blade.
Its scabbard with 12 pockets, with 10 of the items remaining.
The scabbard carved as to closely mimic a tooled leather scabbard.
A large and heavy example with chiseled decor and silver overlaid base.
The famous sidearm of the headhunters of Borneo.
With less common wooden hilt and elaborately inlaid blade in brass, copper and silver.
With gilt-copper hilt and scabbard done in beautiful Kutch style repousse work.
With a large double-edged tip and golden cresting.
With markings attributing it to the Tongzhou incident and a Japanese surrender tag.
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
An old warhorse with several repairs.
Its blade pattern-welded and chiseled with designs of hunters and animals.
with space for 20 cartridges, complete with powder flask.
With finely carved horn hilt, silver mounts and reshaped European blade.
In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
Thought to have been presented by the Royal House of Nepal.
Made of steel, decorated with fine gold overlay in a pattern of swastikas.
A translucent hide shield with gilt brass ornaments. Probably Nepalese of for a Nepalese client.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
Of Chinese manufacture, traded widely and used gainst the Dutch during the Aceh Wars in 1873–1904.
With iron, silver overlaid hilt. Its associated scabbard features fine quillwork.
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
A rare and sought-after type. This one comes in its original silver mounted scabbard.
A peculiar form of dagger found on the northern part of the island of Sumatra.
A by-knife for a Japanese sword, with a hilt shaped like a sword tang.
A double-edged samurai tool with morbid origins.
With iron ferrule and copper and silver overlaid blade.
A very large example with a strongly reinforced tip and stone handle scales.
Of nice quality, with unusual openwork silver bolster with serapendiya.
With carved horn hilt and characteristic finger guard.
Of the chopper variety, with a finely carved ivory hilt.
A Sinhalese knife with lavish silver mounts and overlay.
A very fine example with beautifully chiseled silver pommel plate.