A nice example with fossil elephant or mastodon molar butt plates.
Of Chinese manufacture, traded widely and used gainst the Dutch during the Aceh Wars in 1873–1904.
Cochinchina, second half of the 18th century.
A rare Burmese weapon combining a percussion carbine with a short sword.
A very fine Malay matchlock or "satingar" with Indo-Portuguese style luck.
While the Chinese are hailed for inventing gunpowder and the
The elite of the Qing dynasty was Manchu, who before taking over China fro