A short version of the Vietnamese kiếm sword with a finely carved horn hilt.
Blade signed Sesshū-jū Fujiwara Hiroyoshi, active in the 1670s-80s.
Southern Chinese saber made for a soldier under the Plain Red Banner.
Fine silver overlaid dha made in Mindan village, south of Mandala
With markings attributing it to the Tongzhou incident and a Japanese surrender tag.
With fine 18th century blade that combines many stylistic features.
Of the silver overlaid type made in Mindan, with an unusual story on the blade.
A curious slashing weapon from northern Borneo.
The hilt with overlay of the finest quality of the period
12th-century blade. 33rd Shinsha Juyō Token with sayagaki by Tanobe.
With later, elaborately chiseled hilt of very fine quality.
With massive blade and silk brocade decorated scabbard.
Of rather clean design for the area, with separate silver mouth with teeth in hilt.
The basket hilt is elaborately overlaid with silver in floral designs.
Mentioning the son of a Maharajah and a year corresponding to 1887 A.D.
The enormous blade made of fine, boldly contrasting wootz steel.
The very detailed mountings are decorated with designs of Japanese spiny lobsters.
Signed, ubu. Complete with tasteful koshirae and Hozon papers.
A Chinese shortsword made by a well-known Longquan maker.
Sized like the Chinese changren dadao, yet the execution of the hilt is Cambodian.
Based on a Chinese military saber blade, with unusual horn demon hilt
Tokubetsu Hozon, attributed to Den Tametsugu. With fine itomaki no tachi koshirae.
Rare double-edged shortsword of the Ifugao of northern Luzon.
A nice belatu with the rarer gari matuwà style blade.
Nice and complete example with talisman basket. Probably 20th century.
With deeply carved scabbard, complete with fine guard embroidered sash.
A classic example of the narrow military type, with brass guards.
Classic pair of Southern Chinese butterfly swords.
A fine twistcore blade in standard pattern Qing military mounts.
Probably from the French Tonkin campaign of the 1880s.
Unusual Chinese duanjian with fine gilt mounts and a blade of non-Chinese origin.
A fine and somewhat unusual specimen, with engraved brass mounts and hardwood grip.
A wakizashi by master Kunikiyo, tested by the most famous sword tester of 17th century Japan.
With a sayagaki by Honma sensei attributing it to Yosozaemon.
With Nanban-style guard and kozuka. Signed Fujiwara Hisayoshi.
Rare sword from the headhunters of Nias. Complete with talismanic basket and belt hook.
This peculiar sword was used by the Garo people of Assam for fighting, clearing the jungle, and animal sacrifices.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
Collected by Victor Auguste Robin, a senior officer of the Tonkin expeditionary force 1885-1887.
With a narrow, double fullered blade and sharp tip and brass mounts in the earlier style.
With the characteristic carved face hilt and the rarer "sarong seltoep" scabbard.
Of the hill peoples of the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
Complete example with the rarer feature of inlays at the base of the blade.
A very good sword from South Sulawesi (Celebes) with silver mounts and a dated VOC blade.
With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
Blade marked with VOC Amsterdam monogram, and the year 1769.
The sword of the Sundanese people of the Preanger highlands.
Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
With fine blade in recent polish. With resting scabbard.
With gold plated hilt and pattern welded blade.
With dramatically shaped blades and inlaid hilts.
With bat-shaped guard. A very high-quality example for the time period.