A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
A very fine specimen with VOC blade and ruby-set scabbard.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
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.
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
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.
Built around an imported blade, with a human head shaped pommel.
Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
With Persian style blade, showing Indian workmanship.
Large and heavy example with the notable Umlauff provenance.
A standard pattern Qing military saber, but with the rare addition of a label in Manchu.
A simple piece, but with a nicely etched blade typical for the Tibetan / Sichuan borderlands.
A 19th-century type with an etched blade, simulating patterned steel.
With charming zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
Blade of Persian shamshir form, but of Indian make. Mounts in Kutch style gilt copper.
With gold plated hilt and pattern welded blade.
Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
The sword of the Sundanese people of the Preanger highlands.
Blade marked with VOC Amsterdam monogram, and the year 1769.
With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
With a narrow, double fullered blade and sharp tip and brass mounts in the earlier style.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
This peculiar sword was used by the Garo people of Assam for fighting, clearing the jungle, and animal sacrifices.
A wakizashi by master Kunikiyo, tested by the most famous sword tester of 17th century Japan.
Unusual Chinese duanjian with fine gilt mounts and a blade of non-Chinese origin.
A fine twistcore blade in standard pattern Qing military mounts.