A wakizashi by master Kunikiyo, tested by the most famous sword tester of 17th century Japan.
A very fine specimen with VOC blade and ruby-set scabbard.
With markings attributing it to the Tongzhou incident and a Japanese surrender tag.
Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
Blade of Persian shamshir form, but of Indian make. Mounts in Kutch style gilt copper.
Unusual Chinese duanjian with fine gilt mounts and a blade of non-Chinese origin.
A 19th-century type with an etched blade, simulating patterned steel.
With Persian style blade, showing Indian workmanship.
A fine and somewhat unusual specimen, with engraved brass mounts and hardwood grip.
With gold plated hilt and pattern welded blade.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
With a narrow, double fullered blade and sharp tip and brass mounts in the earlier style.
Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
With charming zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
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.
A standard pattern Qing military saber, but with the rare addition of a label in Manchu.
This peculiar sword was used by the Garo people of Assam for fighting, clearing the jungle, and animal sacrifices.
With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
Large and heavy example with the notable Umlauff provenance.
Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
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.
Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
Built around an imported blade, with a human head shaped pommel.
With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
The sword of the Sundanese people of the Preanger highlands.
In excavated condition. With XRF and radiocarbon dating results.
A simple piece, but with a nicely etched blade typical for the Tibetan / Sichuan borderlands.