The famous sidearm of the headhunters of Borneo.
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.
With less common wooden hilt and elaborately inlaid blade in brass, copper and silver.
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.
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
A standard pattern Qing military saber, but with the rare addition of a label in Manchu.
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.
A very fine specimen with VOC blade and ruby-set scabbard.
With markings attributing it to the Tongzhou incident and a Japanese surrender tag.