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