Fitted with facetted armor-piercing bodkins type arrowheads.
A simple early 20th-century fighting dagger with ribbed grip.
Light and slender arrows with small metal tips, optimized for long-distance shooting.
Belt buckle from West-Java, worn by Peranakan and wealthy Javanese women.
South India, made of chiseled iron with bird-bodied yali creatures.
Made with a separate parakeet-shaped hook, attached to long tanged spearhead.
With carved horn hilt and characteristic finger guard.
Weapons not for man, but for an unfortunate rooster. Retired, in a hardwood box.
An oversized utility knife of the headhunters of Borneo.
Of the hill peoples of the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
Named so due to their extremely heavy, bullet-shaped arrowheads.
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
A peculiar form of dagger found on the northern part of the island of Sumatra.
Large, heavy single-edged example with iron mounts.
A charming little sewar dagger from the island of Sumatra, Indonesia.
A miniature piece meant for use by a small boy.
A set for the beginning collector.
A classic example with an older blade and timaha wood scabbard.
A very rare flask used by Chin men of Burma for sipping nicotine water.
Presented in this article is a somewhat rare example of a purely practical Vietna
With iron ferrule and copper and silver overlaid blade.
A rare type of Sinhalese dagger with stylized bird hilt and blade with backedge.
Never mounted, still with the shop's wooden stopper.
Complete with a large number of darts, some with poisoned tips.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
An assortment of Indian arrows with various heads.
With carved wooden hilt with a beautiful deep patina. Blade in old finish.
Modeled after the Chinese "guan dao", made of lacquered wood.
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
A typical example with a nice forge folded blade with differential heat treatment.
The sword and everyday tool of the headhunters of Borneo.
With fairly large broadheads, painted tails and bulbous nocks.
Made of iron, weighted with two flattened spheres, all with chiseled decoration.
This style was produced in Tangerang, just West of Batavia, now Jakarta.
Early piece with an unusual European-style stiletto blade.
Of a type that is strongly associated with the Vijayanagara empire.
An old bronze hilt in the shape of chilanum hilts.
A rare type of dagger from South Kalimantan, loosely based on Islamic daggers seen worn by traders.
Covered almost entirely in very fine "sadeli" marquetry that is associated primarily with Gujarat.
Many Asian export sword guards, and later Japanese guards inspired by them
A type of long keris often described as "execution keris".
From the same set, but with a variety of different arrowheads.
With classic cinnabar red, yellow, green and black lacquered decoration.
These sabers from Kalimantan exhibit a mix of European, Islamic, and local styles.
With a very good, substantial blade with differential heat treatment.
Fitted with strong, facetted armor-piercing heads.
Unusually large and with all-metal handle that opens with a screw.
An almost textbook example of a silver-plated kalasan.
On a sturdy, user-grade blade with temper line.
The Dayak people of Borneo used two to three meter long bl
With leaf-shaped blade with strong ribbed feature on either side.