A simple piece, but with a nicely etched blade typical for the Tibetan / Sichuan borderlands.
In excavated condition. With XRF and radiocarbon dating results.
The sword of the Sundanese people of the Preanger highlands.
With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
Built around an imported blade, with a human head shaped pommel.
Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
With Hindu style basket hilt and local blade in European style.
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 broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
Large and heavy example with the notable Umlauff provenance.
With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
This peculiar sword was used by the Garo people of Assam for fighting, clearing the jungle, and animal sacrifices.
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.
Blade marked with VOC Amsterdam monogram, and the year 1769.
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
With charming zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
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.
With Persian style blade, showing Indian workmanship.
With gold plated hilt and pattern welded blade.
A 19th-century type with an etched blade, simulating patterned steel.
Unusual Chinese duanjian with fine gilt mounts and a blade of non-Chinese origin.
Blade of Persian shamshir form, but of Indian make. Mounts in Kutch style gilt copper.
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.
A wakizashi by master Kunikiyo, tested by the most famous sword tester of 17th century Japan.
A fine twistcore blade in standard pattern Qing military mounts.