A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
It has a narrow but sturdy blade with a springy temper.
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
An outstanding example with very fine silver and moth-of-pearl work.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
Called Súng hỏa mai in Vietnamese, with baitong lock.
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 iron ferrule and copper and silver overlaid blade.
A classic example with an older blade and timaha wood scabbard.
With Hindu style basket hilt and local blade in European style.
With fine twist-core pamor and carved wooden scabbard.
With carved wooden hilt with a beautiful deep patina. Blade in old finish.
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.
In excavated condition. With XRF and radiocarbon dating results.
An unusual variety, shortened to carbine size, with a chicken wing wood stock.
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.
Large, heavy single-edged example with iron mounts.
Cast brass shield of a ceremonial type that was used during sword dances in Aceh.
Long piece, original length, with aso motif inlaid in blade.
Complete with a large number of darts, some with poisoned tips.