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.
Modeled after the Chinese "guan dao", made of lacquered wood.
Called sung hoả 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.
On a sturdy, user-grade blade with temper line.
The famous sidearm of the headhunters of Borneo.
With less common wooden hilt and elaborately inlaid blade in brass, copper and silver.
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.
These ornate versions with hairpin forged blades were worn by local royalty.
An unusual variety, shortened to carbine size, with a chicken wing wood stock.
This style was produced in Tangerang, just West of Batavia, now Jakarta.
Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
A fine ceremonial paddle of the Ngaju Dayak of southern Borneo.
A very rare flask used by Chin men of Burma for sipping nicotine water.
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 purely ceremonial type that was used during sword dances in Aceh.