A simple early 20th-century fighting dagger with ribbed grip.
Belt buckle from West-Java, worn by Peranakan and wealthy Javanese women.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
Weapons not for man, but for an unfortunate rooster. Retired, in a hardwood box.
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.
Cast brass shield of a purely ceremonial type that was used during sword dances in Aceh.
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.
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.
Modeled after the Chinese "guan dao", made of lacquered wood.
With carved wooden hilt with a beautiful deep patina. Blade in old finish.
The sword and everyday tool of the headhunters of Borneo.
This style was produced in Tangerang, just West of Batavia, now Jakarta.
A type of long keris often described as "execution keris".
These sabers from Kalimantan exhibit a mix of European, Islamic, and local styles.
Large, heavy single-edged example with iron mounts.
With a very good, substantial blade with differential heat treatment.
An almost textbook example of a silver-plated kalasan.
The famous sidearm of the headhunters of Borneo.
On a sturdy, user-grade blade with temper line.
The Dayak people of Borneo used two to three meter long bl
Of an all-wooden construction, simulating a sheathed long saber.
An unusually ornate version of what is normally a very simple weapon.
With a finely crafted silver handle with dragons and squirrels, mounted on a malacca cane.
With cast-bronze guarding figure hilt.
In excavated condition. With XRF and radiocarbon dating results.
A nice example that can serve as a benchmark to help date others.
In original condition and period finish. Some losses, no repairs.
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.
A rare variation of one of the rarest forms of Indonesian arms.
A saber that is peculiar to the southern part of the island of Borneo.
Also known as pedang lurus.
With double tiered golden crown.
An unusual dha with features of various cultures.
In excavated condition. Probably 15th-17th century.
Private collection. Not for sale.
Used in a target archery sport that was originally practiced in the Keraton.
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.
With less common wooden hilt and elaborately inlaid blade in brass, copper and silver.
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.