The famous sidearm of the headhunters of Borneo.
In excavated condition. With XRF and radiocarbon dating results.
In original condition and period finish. Some losses, no repairs.
A charming and somewhat unusual example of a Thai dáap (ดาบ).
On a sturdy, user-grade blade with temper line.
With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
With less common wooden hilt and elaborately inlaid blade in brass, copper and silver.
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
Found in excavated condition, published with results of c-14 and XRF analysis.
With Hindu style basket hilt and local blade in European style.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
These ornate versions with hairpin forged blades were worn by local royalty.
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
It has a narrow but sturdy blade with a springy temper.
An outstanding example with very fine silver and moth-of-pearl work.