Made of thick lacquered hide, with a single brass boss
Carbon dated to 1175-1275 A.D. with 95,4% certainty, the height of the Mongol conquest period.
This enigmatic hardwood club is modeled after a sword.
Rare double-edged shortsword of the Ifugao of northern Luzon.
A nice belatu with the rarer gari matuwà style blade.
Nice and complete example with talisman basket. Probably 20th century.
A peculiar type of knife worn in the north of Nias.
Of the 19th century. Ex Stephen Selby collection.
Probably from the French Tonkin campaign of the 1880s.
A rare thousand-year-old dagger from the Khmer empire.
A fine and somewhat unusual specimen, with engraved brass mounts and hardwood grip.
The 9-luk blade of strong proportions is engraved with the face of a demon.
It represents the best of Burmese silversmithing with repousse work in high relief.
Iron lockbox with key, decorated with the gold koftgari normally seen on arms.
A flaming skull that was once part of the crown of a Tibetan oracle.
Rare sword from the headhunters of Nias. Complete with talismanic basket and belt hook.
This peculiar sword was used by the Garo people of Assam for fighting, clearing the jungle, and animal sacrifices.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
Collected by Victor Auguste Robin, a senior officer of the Tonkin expeditionary force 1885-1887.
With a narrow, double fullered blade and sharp tip and brass mounts in the earlier style.
A rare type of dagger from South Kalimantan, loosely based on Islamic daggers seen worn by traders.
With the characteristic carved face hilt and the rarer "sarong seltoep" scabbard.
An oversized utility knife of the headhunters of Borneo.
Of the hill peoples of the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
With square cross-section point and several Bikaner armory markings.
Complete example with the rarer feature of inlays at the base of the blade.
A very good sword from South Sulawesi (Celebes) with silver mounts and a dated VOC blade.
With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
Blade marked with VOC Amsterdam monogram, and the year 1769.
The sword of the Sundanese people of the Preanger highlands.
Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
Early piece with an unusual European-style stiletto blade.
A heavy Sin-Vietnamese fighting knife, with recently polished blade.
Broad bladed example with horn hilt and engraved blade.
Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
Complete with a large number of darts, some with poisoned tips.
Long piece, original length, with aso motif inlaid in blade.
With gold plated hilt and pattern welded blade.
With dramatically shaped blades and inlaid hilts.
Indian gauntlet sword with German blade made in Solingen.
From the P. Holstein collection, published in 1931.
Utilizing a Chinese guard and following the Chinese hilt design.
Traditionally associated with Vishnu, it was an essential piece of equipment for the Sikh nihang.
With wootz blade, Marwari style hilt, and its original red velvet scabbard.
With Persian wootz blade, engraved at forte with floral designs.
With silver overlaid blade and silver mounts worked in repousse. With some of Burne's personal items.
Blade of Persian shamshir form, but of Indian make. Mounts in Kutch style gilt copper.
A fine Marwari talwar presented to the Dewan (chief minister) of Bikaner in 1756 A.D.
A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.
A 16th hooded katar with the wide, ribbed blade that is characteristic for this period.
An unusually ornate iteration of the design, intended for Hindu ceremonies.
An early example, late Vijayanagara empire, with a fine wootz spatulate blade.