Of the hill peoples of the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
Presented in this article is a somewhat rare example of a purely practical Vietna
A typical example with a nice forge folded blade with differential heat treatment.
The sword and everyday tool of the headhunters of Borneo.
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.
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.
In original condition and period finish. Some losses, no repairs.
The sword of the Sundanese people of the Preanger highlands.
The famous sidearm of the headhunters of Borneo.
A nice example that can serve as a benchmark to help date others.
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.
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.
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.
Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
In excavated condition. Probably 15th-17th century.
With double tiered golden crown.
Collected by Victor Auguste Robin, a senior officer of the Tonkin expeditionary force 1885-1887.
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.
With finely carved horn hilt, silver mounts and reshaped European blade.
With Hindu style basket hilt and local blade in European style.
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
Found in excavated condition, published with results of c-14 and XRF analysis.
Ornate Vietnamese guőm (
Also called klewang sasak by Indonesian collectors.
A large Kachin style square-ended dha in Shan style mountings.
Made of a single piece of ivory, with a kneeling figure in its base.
With rare pale buffalo horn hilt with gold alloy inlays.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
With elaborate silver overlaid blade and inlaid iron hilt.
With less common wooden hilt and elaborately inlaid blade in brass, copper and silver.
From the Aceh region, described locally as peudeueng peusangan with a "hulu meu apet" or Indian styled basket hilt.
A rare Burmese weapon combining a percussion carbine with a short sword.
Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
Plain when sheathed, unsheathing reveals a rather nice silver overlaid blade.
With staghorn grip finely carved with plum blossoms.
With the characteristic carved face hilt and the rarer "sarong seltoep" scabbard.
An earlier example with an iconographic hilt.
These ornate versions with hairpin forged blades were worn by local royalty.