The only set of its type known to me in both private and museum collections.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
Of the practical fighting type, made of a dense wood known as eroa.
Blade marked with VOC Amsterdam monogram, and the year 1769.
Constructed out of dense hardwood and with fine mother-of-pearl inlays in the Vietnamese fashion.
With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
A Chinese sword guard from the 18th century with a Buddhist mantra in lantsa script.
An interesting pierced iron Asian export sword guard that is part of a small group of guards that
A chiseled iron sword guard depicting a Dutch ship with a figure on its stern.
Made of palm wood, entirely decorated with plaited work.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
A peculiar cast iron sword guard, probably from the South China Seas area.
Unusual piece with depiction of a foreign figure.