A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
Constructed out of dense hardwood and with fine mother-of-pearl inlays in the Vietnamese fashion.
With fine twist-core pamor and carved wooden scabbard.
With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
Found in excavated condition, published with results of c-14 and XRF analysis.
Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
Belt buckle from West-Java, worn by Peranakan and wealthy Javanese women.
Broad bladed example with horn hilt and engraved blade.
Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
Blade marked with VOC Amsterdam monogram, and the year 1769.
With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
A rare type of dagger from South Kalimantan, loosely based on Islamic daggers seen worn by traders.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
It represents the best of Burmese silversmithing with repousse work in high relief.
A peculiar type of knife worn in the north of Nias.
Nice and complete example with talisman basket. Probably 20th century.
Rare double-edged shortsword of the Ifugao of northern Luzon.
A textbook example of this rare and early type of keris.
A curious slashing weapon from northern Borneo.
Of the silver overlaid type made in Mindan, with an unusual story on the blade.
Fine silver overlaid dha made in Mindan village, south of Mandala