Of the hill peoples of the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
Presented in this article is a somewhat rare example of a purely practical Vietna
A typical example with a nice forge folded blade with differential heat treatment.
In excavated condition. With XRF and radiocarbon dating results.
With a very good, substantial blade with differential heat treatment.
On a sturdy, user-grade blade with temper line.
Of an all-wooden construction, simulating a sheathed long saber.
A nice example that can serve as a benchmark to help date others.
A charming and somewhat unusual example of a Thai dáap (ดาบ).
A rare set of twin knives in a single scabbard.
In excavated condition. Probably 15th-17th century.
An unusual Vietnamese officer saber of the 19th century, with an all-horn hilt.
Showing the strong Japanese influence on Vietnamese sword making of the time.
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.
Of very good quality for this type of weapon.
Made of a single piece of ivory, with a kneeling figure in its base.
A large Kachin style square-ended dha in Shan style mountings.
Ornate Vietnamese guőm (
With elaborate silver overlaid blade and inlaid iron hilt.
A rare Burmese weapon combining a percussion carbine with a short sword.
With staghorn grip finely carved with plum blossoms.
Plain when sheathed, unsheathing reveals a rather nice silver overlaid blade.
An earlier example with an iconographic hilt.
These ornate versions with hairpin forged blades were worn by local royalty.
Entirely clad in silver and with a differentially heat treated blade.
With a Parisian blade carrying the royal emblem of King Rama IV.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
A signed and dated Burmese dha.
With a narrow, double fullered blade and sharp tip and brass mounts in the earlier style.
A magnificent example of a Vietnamese ceremonial saber, or guőm.
With silver-clad scabbard executed in their typical style.
With fine overlaid blade this area was known for.
With dramatically shaped blades and inlaid hilts.
It has a narrow but sturdy blade with a springy temper.
A very good Vietnamese ceremonial kiem of the Nguyen dynasty.
With captured French blade, ground down to fit.
Its blade portraying the story of one of the previous lives of Guatama Buddha.
An outstanding example with very fine silver and moth-of-pearl work.
With a substantial, quality blade.
A rare combination of full-length double Vietnamese swords with live blades.
Most antique Vietnamese sabers on the mar
Probably from the French Tonkin campaign of the 1880s.
Based on a Chinese military saber blade, with unusual horn demon hilt
The grip made of a single piece, worked in high relief.
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.
With carved stone handles and superb workmanship in silver and mother-of-pearl.
Sized like the Chinese changren dadao, yet the execution of the hilt is Cambodian.