With carved stone handles and superb workmanship in silver and mother-of-pearl.
With silver overlaid blade and silver mounts worked in repousse. With some of Burne's personal items.
Utilizing a Chinese guard and following the Chinese hilt design.
The grip made of a single piece, worked in high relief.
Probably from the French Tonkin campaign of the 1880s.
Most antique Vietnamese sabers on the mar
A rare combination of full-length double Vietnamese swords with live blades.
With a substantial, quality blade.
A very good sword from South Sulawesi (Celebes) with silver mounts and a dated VOC blade.
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.
Indian gauntlet sword with German blade made in Solingen.
Complete example with the rarer feature of inlays at the base of the blade.
It has a narrow but sturdy blade with a springy temper.
With dramatically shaped blades and inlaid hilts.
With inscription that reads: Raja Pagaruyung or "ruler of Pagaruyung".
A magnificent example of a Vietnamese ceremonial saber, or guőm.
Rare sword from the headhunters of Nias. Complete with talismanic basket and belt hook.
A Palembang style sword with a fine twist-core blade and carved hardwood scabbard.
With silver-clad scabbard executed in their typical style.
With fine overlaid blade this area was known for.
With a narrow, double fullered blade and sharp tip and brass mounts in the earlier style.
A nice belatu with the rarer gari matuwà style blade.
With triple tiered golden crown with enamel decor.
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.
Entirely clad in silver and with a differentially heat treated blade.
These ornate versions with hairpin forged blades were worn by local royalty.
An earlier example with an iconographic hilt.
With the characteristic carved face hilt and the rarer "sarong seltoep" scabbard.
From the Aceh region, described locally as peudeueng peusangan with a "hulu meu apet" or Indian styled basket hilt.
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.
With elaborate silver overlaid blade and inlaid iron hilt.
With less common wooden hilt and elaborately inlaid blade in brass, copper and silver.
Ornate Vietnamese guőm (
Also called klewang sasak by Indonesian collectors.
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 rare pale buffalo horn hilt with gold alloy inlays.
The design, overlaid in silver, gold, and copper, over a crosshatched background shows dragon amongst clouds.
With finely carved horn hilt, silver mounts and reshaped European blade.
With Hindu style basket hilt and local blade in European style.
Of very good quality for this type of weapon.
A typical example of the better sikin panjang with a golden crown.
A sikin panjang with a triple golden crown.
The sword of the Murut headhunters of northern Borneo.
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.