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.
On a sturdy, user-grade blade with temper line.
A charming and somewhat unusual example of a Thai dáap (ดาบ).
The famous sidearm of the headhunters of Borneo.
With less common wooden hilt and elaborately inlaid blade in brass, copper and silver.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
In original condition and period finish. Some losses, no repairs.
With Hindu style basket hilt and local blade in European style.
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.
These ornate versions with hairpin forged blades were worn by local royalty.
The sword of the Murut headhunters of northern Borneo.
Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.