Probably from the French Tonkin campaign of the 1880s.
It represents the best of Burmese silversmithing with repousse work in high relief.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
Collected by Victor Auguste Robin, a senior officer of the Tonkin expeditionary force 1885-1887.
With a narrow, double fullered blade and sharp tip and brass mounts in the earlier style.
Of the hill peoples of the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
With dramatically shaped blades and inlaid hilts.
Utilizing a Chinese guard and following the Chinese hilt design.
With silver overlaid blade and silver mounts worked in repousse. With some of Burne's personal items.
These ornate versions with hairpin forged blades were worn by local royalty.
In excavated condition. With XRF and radiocarbon dating results.
Found in excavated condition, published with results of c-14 and XRF analysis.
Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
With a Parisian blade carrying the royal emblem of King Rama IV.
A charming and somewhat unusual example of a Thai dáap (ดาบ).
Plain when sheathed, unsheathing reveals a rather nice silver overlaid blade.
With elaborate silver overlaid blade and inlaid iron hilt.
On a sturdy, user-grade blade with temper line.
A typical example with a nice forge folded blade with differential heat treatment.
Entirely clad in silver and with a differentially heat treated blade.
With fine overlaid blade this area was known for.
With silver-clad scabbard executed in their typical style.
Its blade portraying the story of one of the previous lives of Guatama Buddha.
A nice example that can serve as a benchmark to help date others.
With staghorn grip finely carved with plum blossoms.
With intricately carved ivory hilt depicting a demon on a horse.
Of a late 19th century type with a silver-backed hardwood grip.
Of an all-wooden construction, simulating a sheathed long saber.
A rare set of twin knives in a single scabbard.
A signed and dated Burmese dha.
An earlier example with an iconographic hilt.
A rare Burmese weapon combining a percussion carbine with a short sword.
With carved stone handles and superb workmanship in silver and mother-of-pearl.
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
A large Kachin style square-ended dha in Shan style mountings.
A rare combination of full-length double Vietnamese swords with live blades.
With a very good, substantial blade with differential heat treatment.
Of very good quality for this type of weapon.
It has a narrow but sturdy blade with a springy temper.
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
The design, overlaid in silver, gold, and copper, over a crosshatched background shows dragon amongst clouds.
Private collection. Not for sale.
A magnificent example of a Vietnamese ceremonial saber, or guőm.
With overlays of vegetal motifs alternated with animals, actual and mythical.
With a substantial, quality blade.
A very good Vietnamese ceremonial kiem of the Nguyen dynasty.
Made of a single piece of ivory, with a kneeling figure in its base.
The grip made of a single piece, worked in high relief.
Ornate Vietnamese guőm (
An unusual Vietnamese officer saber of the 19th century, with an all-horn hilt.