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.
A fine example with silver overlaid spearhead and silver ferrule with niello inlay.
Utilizing a Chinese guard and following the Chinese hilt design.
The grip made of a single piece, worked in high relief.
Called khiên in Vietnamese.
Most antique Vietnamese sabers on the mar
A rare combination of full-length double Vietnamese swords with live blades.
With a substantial, quality 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.
It has a narrow but sturdy blade with a springy temper.
With dramatically shaped blades and inlaid hilts.
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.
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.
A nice example with fossil elephant or mastodon molar butt plates.
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.
Cochinchina, second half of the 18th century.
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.
Ornate Vietnamese guőm (
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.
Of very good quality for this type of weapon.
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.
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.
A rare set of twin knives in a single scabbard.
A charming and somewhat unusual example of a Thai dáap (ดาบ).
A nice example that can serve as a benchmark to help date others.
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.
On a sturdy, user-grade blade with temper line.
With a very good, substantial blade with differential heat treatment.
Presented in this article is a somewhat rare example of a purely practical Vietna
With iron ferrule and copper and silver overlaid blade.
Modeled after the Chinese "guan dao", made of lacquered wood.
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
A typical example with a nice forge folded blade with differential heat treatment.
A very rare flask used by Chin men of Burma for sipping nicotine water.