A by-knife for a Japanese sword, with a hilt shaped like a sword tang.
With iron ferrule and copper and silver overlaid blade.
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 classic example with an older blade and timaha wood scabbard.
With Hindu style basket hilt and local blade in European style.
With fine twist-core pamor and carved wooden scabbard.
Also known as piha-kaetta, this is more correctly a pihiya.
With carved wooden hilt with a beautiful deep patina. Blade in old finish.
It was collected by Laurens Langewis, an early 20th-century ethnographer and author.
With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
A rare type of Sinhalese dagger with stylized bird hilt and blade with backedge.
Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
The only set of its type known to me in both private and museum collections.
Found in excavated condition, published with results of c-14 and XRF analysis.
In excavated condition. With XRF and radiocarbon dating results.
Built around an imported blade, with a human head shaped pommel.
Of typical design, forged from one piece of iron, overlaid with brass on one side.
A peculiar cast iron sword guard, probably from the South China Seas area.
Executed in gold and silver on a shakudō nanako base, with golden back.
With triple grooves and in heavy silver mountings.
The best of its kind known to me, with silver overlay and ivory finial.
A style of dagger often associated with the pilgrimage to Mecca.
An unusual variety, shortened to carbine size, with a chicken wing wood stock.
This style was produced in Tangerang, just West of Batavia, now Jakarta.
Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
With Persian style blade, showing Indian workmanship.
A fine ceremonial paddle of the Ngaju Dayak of southern Borneo.
A very rare flask used by Chin men of Burma for sipping nicotine water.
Made with two antelope horns and an iron shield.
Its outer surface is decorated with interlocking swastikas and family crests.
This style was worn by nobles and senior officials.
A peculiar tsuba with a depiction of Bodhidharma and two dragon chasing a pearl.
Large and heavy example with the notable Umlauff provenance.
A standard pattern Qing military saber, but with the rare addition of a label in Manchu.
With a long, sword-like blade characteristic of this type. With original belt.
Belt buckle from West-Java, worn by Peranakan and wealthy Javanese women.
Unusual piece with depiction of a foreign figure.
Executed in "nanban style" openwork with chiseled and gold-encrusted peonies.
Large, heavy single-edged example with iron mounts.
Cast brass shield of a purely ceremonial type that was used during sword dances in Aceh.
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
A simple piece, but with a nicely etched blade typical for the Tibetan / Sichuan borderlands.
A late 19th-century type with an etched blade, simulating patterned steel.
A set for the beginning collector.
Signed by an artist named Kanesada from Higo.
A remarkable example of bladesmithing with a 5 row twist-core pattern that meanders over the blade.
With wootz blade inlaid in gold with the name of the maker and the owner.