Belt buckle from West-Java, worn by Peranakan and wealthy Javanese women.
Large, heavy single-edged example with iron mounts.
Unusual piece with depiction of a foreign figure.
Executed in "nanban style" openwork with chiseled and gold-encrusted peonies.
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
A by-knife for a Japanese sword, with a hilt shaped like a sword tang.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
A peculiar tsuba with a depiction of Bodhidharma and two dragon chasing a pearl.
Its outer surface is decorated with interlocking swastikas and family crests.
A rare type of dagger from South Kalimantan, loosely based on Islamic daggers seen worn by traders.
In excavated condition. With XRF and radiocarbon dating results.
The sword of the Sundanese people of the Preanger highlands.
With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
A peculiar cast iron sword guard, probably from the South China Seas area.
Built around an imported blade, with a human head shaped pommel.
A robust and heavy example, crafted with care.
Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
An old Korean hornbow from the 50s or 60s with string and arrows.
A Chinese sword guard from the 18th century with a Buddhist mantra in lantsa script.
Broad bladed example with horn hilt and engraved blade.
Found in excavated condition, published with results of c-14 and XRF analysis.
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
A beautiful signed Japanese ferrule and pommel plate.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
A peculiar type of knife worn in the north of Nias.
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
Large and heavy example with the notable Umlauff provenance.
With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
A standard pattern Qing military saber, but with the rare addition of a label in Manchu.
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.
Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
A pair of Samurai shin protectors finished with Dutch "goudleer".
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
Unusual Chinese duanjian with fine gilt mounts and a blade of non-Chinese origin.
A fine and unusually large tsuba. Attributed to Hizen by the NBTHK.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
It represents the best of Burmese silversmithing with repousse work in high relief.
A rare thousand-year-old dagger from the Khmer empire.
With a connection to local royalty in Jinchuan, Sichuan province.
With markings attributing it to the Tongzhou incident and a Japanese surrender tag.
The only set of its type known to me in both private and museum collections.
Carbon dated to 1175-1275 A.D. with 95,4% certainty, the height of the Mongol conquest period.
A wakizashi by master Kunikiyo, tested by the most famous sword tester of 17th century Japan.