A simple early 20th-century fighting dagger with ribbed grip.
Of the hill peoples of the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
A very rare flask used by Chin men of Burma for sipping nicotine water.
Presented in this article is a somewhat rare example of a purely practical Vietna
With iron ferrule and copper and silver overlaid blade.
Modeled after the Chinese "guan dao", made of lacquered wood.
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
A typical example with a nice forge folded blade with differential heat treatment.
With a very good, substantial blade with differential heat treatment.
On a sturdy, user-grade blade with temper line.
An unusually ornate version of what is normally a very simple weapon.
Of an all-wooden construction, simulating a sheathed long saber.
With a finely crafted silver handle with dragons and squirrels, mounted on a malacca cane.
A nice example that can serve as a benchmark to help date others.
A charming and somewhat unusual example of a Thai dáap (ดาบ).
A rare set of twin knives in a single scabbard.
An unusual Vietnamese officer saber of the 19th century, with an all-horn hilt.
Showing the strong Japanese influence on Vietnamese sword making of the time.
In excavated condition. Probably 15th-17th century.
Collected by Victor Auguste Robin, a senior officer of the Tonkin expeditionary force 1885-1887.
Of a late 19th century type with a silver-backed hardwood grip.
Of very good quality for this type of weapon.
Ornate Vietnamese guőm (
A large Kachin style square-ended dha in Shan style mountings.
Made of a single piece of ivory, with a kneeling figure in its base.
With elaborate silver overlaid blade and inlaid iron hilt.
Cochinchina, second half of the 18th century.
A rare Burmese weapon combining a percussion carbine with a short sword.
Plain when sheathed, unsheathing reveals a rather nice silver overlaid blade.
With staghorn grip finely carved with plum blossoms.
An earlier example with an iconographic hilt.
These ornate versions with hairpin forged blades were worn by local royalty.
Entirely clad in silver and with a differentially heat treated blade.
A nice example with fossil elephant or mastodon molar butt plates.
A signed and dated Burmese dha.
With a Parisian blade carrying the royal emblem of King Rama IV.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
A magnificent example of a Vietnamese ceremonial saber, or guőm.
With silver-clad scabbard executed in their typical style.
With fine overlaid blade this area was known for.
It has a narrow but sturdy blade with a springy temper.
With dramatically shaped blades and inlaid hilts.
With captured French blade, ground down to fit.
A very good Vietnamese ceremonial kiem of the Nguyen dynasty.
Its blade portraying the story of one of the previous lives of Guatama Buddha.
With a substantial, quality blade.
A rare combination of full-length double Vietnamese swords with live blades.
Most antique Vietnamese sabers on the mar
Called khiên in Vietnamese.
Probably from the French Tonkin campaign of the 1880s.
The grip made of a single piece, worked in high relief.