Of Chinese manufacture, traded widely and used gainst the Dutch during the Aceh Wars in 1873–1904.
A rare Burmese weapon combining a percussion carbine with a short sword.
A very fine Malay matchlock or "satingar" with Indo-Portuguese style luck.
With markings attributing it to Jalore.
The main disadvantage of early firearms was the long time it took to reload them.
A number of downsized Indian toradar with such lavish inl
Cochinchina, second half of the 18th century.
A nice example with fossil elephant or mastodon molar butt plates.
A very fine, long and slender example with elaborate golden damascening.