Probably from the French Tonkin campaign of the 1880s.
A very rare matching set of Korean bowcase and quiver.
Made by the Kinai group of Echizen, who originated as horimono carvers.
With a sayagaki by Honma sensei attributing it to Yosozaemon.
A fine cross-shaped yari made by Enju Nobakatsu, with NBTHK Hozon papers.
Large Japanese spearhead with red lacquered zig-zag groove. Signed Mitsuhiro.
With Nanban-style guard and kozuka. Signed Fujiwara Hisayoshi.
Rare sword from the headhunters of Nias. Complete with talismanic basket and belt hook.
Collected by Victor Auguste Robin, a senior officer of the Tonkin expeditionary force 1885-1887.
With the characteristic carved face hilt and the rarer "sarong seltoep" scabbard.
An oversized utility knife of the headhunters of Borneo.
A very ornate example worn by chieftains of the Rukai and Paiwan tribes of Southern Taiwan.
Of the hill peoples of the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
A striking battle helmet from the Momoyama period of 1568-1600 A.D.
Complete example with the rarer feature of inlays at the base of the blade.
This one has the early, peaked form and is signed by its maker.
A very good sword from South Sulawesi (Celebes) with silver mounts and a dated VOC blade.
Early piece with an unusual European-style stiletto blade.
With fine blade in recent polish. With resting scabbard.
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 dramatically shaped blades and inlaid hilts.
With bat-shaped guard. A very high-quality example for the time period.
Utilizing a Chinese guard and following the Chinese hilt design.
With silver overlaid blade and silver mounts worked in repousse. With some of Burne's personal items.
A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.
Signed by an artist named Kanesada from Higo.
Tetsugendo school. Round plate with discoid cross-section, chiseled with dragons.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
Large example with gold and silver overlay.
Asian sword guard of unknown origin, modified in Japan.
Also known as Kwanto-gata, with two facing dragon chasing a pearl.
A Palembang style sword with a fine twist-core blade and carved hardwood scabbard.
A very rare flask used by Chin men of Burma for sipping nicotine water.
A fine ceremonial paddle of the Ngaju Dayak of southern Borneo.
This style was produced in Tangerang, just West of Batavia, now Jakarta.
With a large iron guard and hard wooden shaft.
A highly unusual set of paired maces with crescent tips.
Called suàntóu gǔduǒ in Mandarin, with characteristic brass head.
Produced in the ordnance factory in Zengbu, near Guangzhou.
The sword of the Murut headhunters of northern Borneo.
These ornate versions with hairpin forged blades were worn by local royalty.
A heavy piece with a substantial blade, with smooth bronze mounts.
A classic set of Chinese double swords, complete with suspension and hook.
Cantonese double swords with archaic dragon design mounts.
A classic duanjian, but of somewhat earlier manufacture than most.
A paired jian of fushou type, with carved hardwood scabbard.
Executed in gold and silver on a shakudō nanako base, with golden back.
Weapons not for man, but for an unfortunate rooster. Retired, in a hardwood box.
A particularly nice example with 120 iron bands holding the blade.