Executed in gold and silver on a shakudō nanako base, with golden back.
A peculiar cast iron sword guard, probably from the South China Seas area.
Weapons not for man, but for an unfortunate rooster. Retired, in a hardwood box.
Of typical design, forged from one piece of iron, overlaid with brass on one side.
Built around an imported blade, with a human head shaped pommel.
In excavated condition. With XRF and radiocarbon dating results.
Found in excavated condition, published with results of c-14 and XRF analysis.
The only set of its type known to me in both private and museum collections.
Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
A rare type of Sinhalese dagger with stylized bird hilt and blade with backedge.
With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
A fine example with illustrious provenance. It was collected by Laurens Langewis, an early 20th-century ethnographer…
With carved wooden hilt with a beautiful deep patina. Blade in old finish.
Also known as piha-kaetta, this is more correctly a pihiya.
With fine twist-core pamor and carved wooden scabbard.
With Hindu style basket hilt and local blade in European style.
With exceptionally wide blade, forged with a hardened leading edge.
In original condition and period finish. Some losses, no repairs.
A classic example with an older blade and timaha wood scabbard.
Of the chopper variety, with a finely carved ivory hilt.
With carved horn hilt and characteristic finger guard.
Of nice quality, with unusual openwork silver bolster with serapendiya.
With iron ferrule and copper and silver overlaid blade.
A double-edged samurai tool with morbid origins.
A by-knife for a Japanese sword, with a hilt shaped like a sword tang.
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
With iron, silver overlaid hilt. Its associated scabbard features fine quillwork.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
Thought to have been presented by the Royal House of Nepal.
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
with space for 20 cartridges, complete with powder flask.
Its blade pattern-welded and chiseled with designs of hunters and animals.
An old warhorse with several repairs.
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
With markings attributing it to the Tongzhou incident and a Japanese surrender tag.
With a large double-edged tip and golden cresting.
With gilt-copper hilt and scabbard done in beautiful Kutch style repousse work.
With less common wooden hilt and elaborately inlaid blade in brass, copper and silver.
The famous sidearm of the headhunters of Borneo.
The scabbard carved as to closely mimic a tooled leather scabbard.
Its scabbard with 12 pockets, with 10 of the items remaining.
Late 19th century with a good, well-made blade.
With a heavy blade of elegant slender form. Complete with tools.
A workhorse with a stamped mark at the base of the blade.
With wide blade and a two-tone hilt in cattle bone and wood, capped with brass.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
A 19th-century piece with a simple blade but nicely carved hilt.
With engraved spine and unusual all brass pommel.
A charming and somewhat unusual example of a Thai dáap (ดาบ).