A rare Philippine fighting knife, probably from Luzon island. It has a very well-made blade.
From the Aceh region, described locally as peudeueng peusangan with a "hulu meu apet" or Indian styled basket hilt.
With a good quality wootz blade.
Presented in this article is a somewhat rare example of a purely practical Vietna
With captured French blade, ground down to fit.
An unusual dha with features of various cultures.
With mountings of meticulously worked copper with silver overlays
Showing the strong Japanese influence on Vietnamese sword making of the time.
In excavated condition. Probably 15th-17th century.
Most antique Vietnamese sabers on the mar
With a shield that reminds of Deccan cuirasses.
A very fine, long and slender example with elaborate golden damascening.
An impressively large kasthāné, dating from the 18th century.
Probably from the late Kandyan period.
An unusual Vietnamese officer saber of the 19th century, with an all-horn hilt.
Ornate Vietnamese guőm (
A nice example with fossil elephant or mastodon molar butt plates.
Cochinchina, second half of the 18th century.
A number of downsized Indian toradar with such lavish inl
The grip made of a single piece, worked in high relief.
Made of a single piece of ivory, with a kneeling figure in its base.
With triple tiered golden crown with enamel decor.
With chevron patterned blade of alternating types of steel.
A very good Vietnamese ceremonial kiem of the Nguyen dynasty.
This type of axe was part of the standard equipment of the
The main disadvantage of early firearms was the long time it took to reload them.
With inscription that reads: Raja Pagaruyung or "ruler of Pagaruyung".
Of the Malabar coast, South India.
The handle covered with gold damascening.
Also known as pedang lurus.
A large example of a type called sang.
The slender blade is made of flawless wootz steel in boldly contrasting shades of silver and dark grey.
Possibly made in Gujarat and eventually incorporated in the Bikaner armory
With a substantial, quality blade.
The talwar or talvār (Hindi) is
Presented here is a beautiful khanda with an exceptionally fine pierced hilt.
An exceptional example with a graceful hilt with a strong presence.
Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation, took many mortal shapes, or "avatar"
Called khiên in Vietnamese.
The khanda represents one of the oldest forms of Indian sword
This one is for the connoisseur of blades.
With wootz blade and wootz Hindu basket hilt
With overlays of vegetal motifs alternated with animals, actual and mythical.
A north Indian bichuwa dagger with recurved blade and richly decorated hilt.
With a curved hollow ground blade with a narrow dorsal groove and false backedge.
A classic example of the 16th century.
An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.
The blade features a sunken panel with very finely chiseled "tree of life" motiff of small leaves.
With a hilt that is of typical southern form, with a cupped base and langets.
From the collection of Dr. Leo Figiel.
A magnificent example of a Vietnamese ceremonial saber, or guőm.
The Dayak people of Borneo used two to three meter long bl