A simple early 20th-century fighting dagger with ribbed grip.
Belt buckle from West-Java, worn by Peranakan and wealthy Javanese women.
Weapons not for man, but for an unfortunate rooster. Retired, in a hardwood box.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
Cast brass shield of a ceremonial type that was used during sword dances in Aceh.
A peculiar form of dagger found on the northern part of the island of Sumatra.
A charming little sewar dagger from the island of Sumatra, Indonesia.
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.
With carved wooden hilt with a beautiful deep patina. Blade in old finish.
Modeled after the Chinese "guan dao", made of lacquered wood.
A typical example with a nice forge folded blade with differential heat treatment.
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
Complete with a large number of darts, some with poisoned tips.
The sword and everyday tool of the headhunters of Borneo.
This style was produced in Tangerang, just West of Batavia, now Jakarta.
Large, heavy single-edged example with iron mounts.
A type of long keris often described as "execution keris".
These sabers from Kalimantan exhibit a mix of European, Islamic, and local styles.
With a very good, substantial blade with differential heat treatment.
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
An unusually ornate version of what is normally a very simple weapon.
With cast-bronze guarding figure hilt.
In excavated condition. With XRF and radiocarbon dating results.
Of an all-wooden construction, simulating a sheathed long saber.
With a finely crafted silver handle with dragons and squirrels, mounted on a malacca cane.
In original condition and period finish. Some losses, no repairs.
A nice example that can serve as a benchmark to help date others.
The famous sidearm of the headhunters of Borneo.
A charming and somewhat unusual example of a Thai dáap (ดาบ).
With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
A rare set of twin knives in a single scabbard.
An unusual Vietnamese officer saber of the 19th century, with an all-horn hilt.
Showing the strong Japanese influence on Vietnamese sword making of the time.
Also known as pedang lurus.
An unusual dha with features of various cultures.
A saber that is peculiar to the southern part of the island of Borneo.
Private collection. Not for sale.
A rare variation of one of the rarest forms of Indonesian arms.
With double tiered golden crown.
Used in a target archery sport that was originally practiced in the Keraton.
In excavated condition. Probably 15th-17th century.
Of a late 19th century type with a silver-backed hardwood grip.
A typical example of the better sikin panjang with a golden crown.
A sikin panjang with a triple golden crown.
The sword of the Murut headhunters of northern Borneo.
Of very good quality for this type of weapon.
A very fine Malay matchlock or "satingar" with Indo-Portuguese style luck.