Presented in this article is a somewhat rare example of a purely practical Vietna
With captured French blade, ground down to fit.
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
An unusual Vietnamese officer saber of the 19th century, with an all-horn hilt.
Ornate Vietnamese guőm (
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.
A very good Vietnamese ceremonial kiem of the Nguyen dynasty.
With a substantial, quality blade.
With overlays of vegetal motifs alternated with animals, actual and mythical.
A magnificent example of a Vietnamese ceremonial saber, or guőm.
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
It has a narrow but sturdy blade with a springy temper.
Of very good quality for this type of weapon.
With a very good, substantial blade with differential heat treatment.
A rare combination of full-length double Vietnamese swords with live blades.
A large Kachin style square-ended dha in Shan style mountings.
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
With carved stone handles and superb workmanship in silver and mother-of-pearl.
A rare Burmese weapon combining a percussion carbine with a short sword.
An earlier example with an iconographic hilt.
A signed and dated Burmese dha.
A rare set of twin knives in a single scabbard.
Of an all-wooden construction, simulating a sheathed long saber.
Of a late 19th century type with a silver-backed hardwood grip.
With intricately carved ivory hilt depicting a demon on a horse.
With staghorn grip finely carved with plum blossoms.
A nice example that can serve as a benchmark to help date others.
Its blade portraying the story of one of the previous lives of Guatama Buddha.
With silver-clad scabbard executed in their typical style.
With fine overlaid blade this area was known for.
Entirely clad in silver and with a differentially heat treated blade.
A typical example with a nice forge folded blade with differential heat treatment.
On a sturdy, user-grade blade with temper line.
With elaborate silver overlaid blade and inlaid iron hilt.
Plain when sheathed, unsheathing reveals a rather nice silver overlaid blade.
A charming and somewhat unusual example of a Thai dáap (ดาบ).
With a Parisian blade carrying the royal emblem of King Rama IV.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
Found in excavated condition, published with results of c-14 and XRF analysis.
In excavated condition. With XRF and radiocarbon dating results.
These ornate versions with hairpin forged blades were worn by local royalty.
With silver overlaid blade and silver mounts worked in repousse. With some of Burne's personal items.
Utilizing a Chinese guard and following the Chinese hilt design.
With dramatically shaped blades and inlaid hilts.
Of the hill peoples of the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
With a narrow, double fullered blade and sharp tip and brass mounts in the earlier style.