Long piece, original length, with aso motif inlaid in blade.
An unusual variety, shortened to carbine size, with a chicken wing wood stock.
Of Chinese manufacture, traded widely and used gainst the Dutch during the Aceh Wars in 1873–1904.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
A rare Burmese weapon combining a percussion carbine with a short sword.
A very fine Malay matchlock or "satingar" with Indo-Portuguese style luck.
The elite of the Qing dynasty was Manchu, who before taking over China fro
Cochinchina, second half of the 18th century.
A nice example with fossil elephant or mastodon molar butt plates.
While the Chinese are hailed for inventing gunpowder and the