A simple early 20th-century fighting dagger with ribbed grip.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
A very rare flask used by Chin men of Burma for sipping nicotine water.
Presented in this article is a somewhat rare example of a purely practical Vietna
Modeled after the Chinese "guan dao", made of lacquered wood.
A typical example with a nice forge folded blade with differential heat treatment.
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
With a very good, substantial blade with differential heat treatment.
On a sturdy, user-grade blade with temper line.
An unusually ornate version of what is normally a very simple weapon.
Of an all-wooden construction, simulating a sheathed long saber.
With a finely crafted silver handle with dragons and squirrels, mounted on a malacca cane.
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.
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.
In excavated condition. Probably 15th-17th century.
Of a late 19th century type with a silver-backed hardwood grip.
Of very good quality for this type of weapon.
Ornate Vietnamese guőm (
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.
With elaborate silver overlaid blade and inlaid iron hilt.
Cochinchina, second half of the 18th century.
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.
A nice example with fossil elephant or mastodon molar butt plates.
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.
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.
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.
With a substantial, quality blade.
A rare combination of full-length double Vietnamese swords with live blades.
Most antique Vietnamese sabers on the mar
Called khiên in Vietnamese.
The grip made of a single piece, worked in high relief.
Utilizing a Chinese guard and following the Chinese hilt design.
A fine example with silver overlaid spearhead and silver ferrule with niello inlay.
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.