An enigmatic type of axe, this one probably from tribal north India.
A beautiful black coral hilted example, made in the King's workshops.
A sharp, heavier user. Not the flimsy type usually encountered.
Very rare subtype of a Khond tribal axe with double points.
Rare double-edged shortsword of the Ifugao of northern Luzon.
Nice and complete example with talisman basket. Probably 20th century.
A peculiar type of knife worn in the north of Nias.
A rare thousand-year-old dagger from the Khmer empire.
It represents the best of Burmese silversmithing with repousse work in high relief.
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.
A rare type of dagger from South Kalimantan, loosely based on Islamic daggers seen worn by traders.
Made of palm wood, entirely decorated with plaited work.
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.
Broad bladed example with horn hilt and engraved blade.
With gold plated hilt and pattern welded blade.
Blade of Persian shamshir form, but of Indian make. Mounts in Kutch style gilt copper.
With a charming brass zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
Large, heavy single-edged example with iron mounts.
Belt buckle from West-Java, worn by Peranakan and wealthy Javanese women.
Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
In excavated condition. With XRF and radiocarbon dating results.
Found in excavated condition, published with results of c-14 and XRF analysis.
Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
A rare type of Sinhalese dagger with stylized bird hilt and blade with backedge.
With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
With fine twist-core pamor and carved wooden scabbard.
Of the chopper variety, with a finely carved ivory hilt.
With carved horn hilt and characteristic finger guard.
Of nice quality, with unusual openwork silver bolster with serapendiya.
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
Constructed out of dense hardwood and with fine mother-of-pearl inlays in the Vietnamese fashion.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.