An unusually ornate version of what is normally a very simple weapon.
A simple early 20th-century fighting dagger with ribbed grip.
With a finely crafted silver handle with dragons and squirrels, mounted on a malacca cane.
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
Modeled after the Chinese "guan dao", made of lacquered wood.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
With staghorn grip finely carved with plum blossoms.
Of a late 19th century type with a silver-backed hardwood grip.
Of an all-wooden construction, simulating a sheathed long saber.
With carved stone handles and superb workmanship in silver and mother-of-pearl.
A rare combination of full-length double Vietnamese swords with live blades.
Of very good quality for this type of weapon.
A magnificent example of a Vietnamese ceremonial saber, or guőm.
Called khiên in Vietnamese.
With a substantial, quality blade.
A very good Vietnamese ceremonial kiem of the Nguyen dynasty.
The grip made of a single piece, worked in high relief.
Cochinchina, second half of the 18th century.
A nice example with fossil elephant or mastodon molar butt plates.
Ornate Vietnamese guőm (
An unusual Vietnamese officer saber of the 19th century, with an all-horn hilt.
Most antique Vietnamese sabers on the mar
In excavated condition. Probably 15th-17th century.
Showing the strong Japanese influence on Vietnamese sword making of the time.
With captured French blade, ground down to fit.
Presented in this article is a somewhat rare example of a purely practical Vietna