Found in excavated condition, published with results of c-14 and XRF analysis.
A beautiful signed Japanese ferrule and pommel plate.
With Hindu style basket hilt and local blade in European style.
A rare example with pattern welded blade, retaining its original scabbard.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
With elaborately pierced and chiseled hilt.
Of nice quality, with unusual openwork silver bolster with serapendiya.
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
An unusual variety, shortened to carbine size, with a chicken wing wood stock.
Of the chopper variety, with a finely carved ivory hilt.
With gilt-copper hilt and scabbard done in beautiful Kutch style repousse work.
Constructed out of dense hardwood and with fine mother-of-pearl inlays in the Vietnamese fashion.
Large and heavy example with the notable Umlauff provenance.
Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
With iron, silver overlaid hilt. Its associated scabbard features fine quillwork.
Called sung hoả mai in Vietnamese, with baitong lock.
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
With fine twist-core pamor and carved wooden scabbard.
A standard pattern Qing military saber, but with the rare addition of a label in Manchu.
Also known as piha-kaetta, this is more correctly a pihiya.
Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
The best of its kind known to me, with silver overlay and ivory finial.
With wootz blade, and silver overlaid hilt that was finished with fire-gilding.
A remarkable example of bladesmithing with a 5 row twist-core pattern that meanders over the blade.
With a hidden compartment for a small utility knife.
This style was worn by nobles and senior officials.
It has a narrow but sturdy blade with a springy temper.
With wootz blade inlaid in gold with the name of the maker and the owner.
Thought to have been presented by the Royal House of Nepal.
A fine ceremonial paddle of the Ngaju Dayak of southern Borneo.
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
With triple grooves and in heavy silver mountings.
With Persian style blade, showing Indian workmanship.
An outstanding example with very fine silver and moth-of-pearl work.
With beautifully shaped blade and fine, elaborately chiseled hilt.
A late 19th-century type with an etched blade, simulating patterned steel.
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
With markings suggesting it was a wedding gift, presented in 1832.
A very rare example of a type of all-leather tube quiver that was used by Mongols and Tibetans of
Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
A large gun with English flintlock mechanism, as favored by the Mirs of the Talpur court. In very good condition, with…
It was collected by Laurens Langewis, an early 20th-century ethnographer and author.
The only set of its type known to me in both private and museum collections.
A very fine specimen with VOC blade and ruby-set scabbard.
With markings attributing it to the Tongzhou incident and a Japanese surrender tag.