In excavated condition. With XRF and radiocarbon dating results.
A simple piece, but with a nicely etched blade typical for the Tibetan / Sichuan borderlands.
With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
Built around an imported blade, with a human head shaped pommel.
An old warhorse with several repairs.
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.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
Large and heavy example with the notable Umlauff provenance.
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
A standard pattern Qing military saber, but with the rare addition of a label in Manchu.
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.
A remarkable example of bladesmithing with a 5 row twist-core pattern that meanders over the blade.
This style was worn by nobles and senior officials.
It has a narrow but sturdy blade with a springy temper.
With Persian style blade, showing Indian workmanship.
An outstanding example with very fine silver and moth-of-pearl work.
A late 19th-century type with an etched blade, simulating patterned steel.
Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
With markings attributing it to the Tongzhou incident and a Japanese surrender tag.
A very fine specimen with VOC blade and ruby-set scabbard.