Probably from the French Tonkin campaign of the 1880s.
A fine and somewhat unusual specimen, with engraved brass mounts and hardwood grip.
Iron lockbox with key, decorated with the gold koftgari normally seen on arms.
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.
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.
Early piece with an unusual European-style stiletto blade.
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.
Indian gauntlet sword with German blade made in Solingen.
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.
A fine Marwari talwar presented to the Dewan (chief minister) of Bikaner in 1756 A.D.
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.
A set for the beginning collector.
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.
Never mounted, still with the shop's wooden stopper.
The sword of the Murut headhunters of northern Borneo.
These ornate versions with hairpin forged blades were worn by local royalty.
The best of its kind known to me, with silver overlay and ivory finial.
Weapons not for man, but for an unfortunate rooster. Retired, in a hardwood box.
Measuring almost a meter, with exceptional blade for a ceremonial keris.
With carved wooden hilt with a beautiful deep patina. Blade in old finish.
From Tamil Nadu. With clean lines and precise geometry.
The blade inlaid with brass, complete with a horn scabbard with pierced decoration.
An almost textbook example of a silver-plated kalasan.
With cast-bronze guarding figure hilt.
With exceptionally wide blade, forged with a hardened leading edge.
A relatively rare variety of an Indian war axe, called tungi.
In original condition and period finish. Some losses, no repairs.
A classic example with an older blade and timaha wood scabbard.
Made of iron, weighted with two flattened spheres, all with chiseled decoration.
Exhibiting southern style beaded edges with northern style construction and gold.
A nice honest example of an early south Indian katar with great sculptural qualities.
A very fine example with beautifully chiseled silver pommel plate.
A Sinhalese knife with lavish silver mounts and overlay.
A very large example with a strongly reinforced tip and stone handle scales.
With iron ferrule and copper and silver overlaid blade.