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.
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.
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 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.
Complete with a large number of darts, some with poisoned tips.
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.
This style was produced in Tangerang, just West of Batavia, now Jakarta.
Early piece with an unusual European-style stiletto blade.
A rare type of dagger from South Kalimantan, loosely based on Islamic daggers seen worn by traders.
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.
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 heavy Sin-Vietnamese fighting knife, with recently polished blade.
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.
Private collection. Not for sale.
A rare variation of one of the rarest forms of Indonesian arms.
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.
Used in a target archery sport that was originally practiced in the Keraton.