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.
Cantonese double swords with archaic dragon design mounts.
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.
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.
With less common wooden hilt and elaborately inlaid blade in brass, copper and silver.
The sword of the Murut headhunters of northern Borneo.
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.
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
It has a narrow but sturdy blade with a springy temper.
Its blade pattern-welded and chiseled with designs of hunters and animals.
An outstanding example with very fine silver and moth-of-pearl work.
Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
An exceptionally large example with silver-clad scabbard.
A very fine specimen with VOC blade and ruby-set scabbard.
With markings attributing it to the Tongzhou incident and a Japanese surrender tag.