Rare double-edged shortsword of the Ifugao of northern Luzon.
Nice and complete example with talisman basket. Probably 20th century.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
Blade marked with VOC Amsterdam monogram, and the year 1769.
Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
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.
With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
With fine twist-core pamor and carved wooden scabbard.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n