A simple early 20th-century fighting dagger with ribbed grip.
Weapons not for man, but for an unfortunate rooster. Retired, in a hardwood box.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
A peculiar form of dagger found on the northern part of the island of Sumatra.
A charming little sewar dagger from the island of Sumatra, Indonesia.
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.
Complete with a large number of darts, some with poisoned tips.
The sword and everyday tool of the headhunters of Borneo.
This style was produced in Tangerang, just West of Batavia, now Jakarta.
A type of long keris often described as "execution keris".
These sabers from Kalimantan exhibit a mix of European, Islamic, and local styles.
With a very good, substantial blade with differential heat treatment.
An almost textbook example of a silver-plated kalasan.
On a sturdy, user-grade blade with temper line.
The Dayak people of Borneo used two to three meter long bl
An unusually ornate version of what is normally a very simple weapon.
With cast-bronze guarding figure hilt.
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.
In original condition and period finish. Some losses, no repairs.
A nice example that can serve as a benchmark to help date others.
The famous sidearm of the headhunters of Borneo.
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.
Also known as pedang lurus.
An unusual dha with features of various cultures.
A saber that is peculiar to the southern part of the island of Borneo.
A rare variation of one of the rarest forms of Indonesian arms.
With double tiered golden crown.
Used in a target archery sport that was originally practiced in the Keraton.
In excavated condition. Probably 15th-17th century.
Of a late 19th century type with a silver-backed hardwood grip.
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.
Of very good quality for this type of weapon.
A very fine Malay matchlock or "satingar" with Indo-Portuguese style luck.
With finely carved horn hilt, silver mounts and reshaped European blade.
Ornate Vietnamese guőm (
A rare Philippine fighting knife, probably from Luzon island. It has a very well-made blade.
Also called klewang sasak by Indonesian collectors.
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 rare pale buffalo horn hilt with gold alloy inlays.
With exceptionally wide blade, forged with a hardened leading edge.
With elaborate silver overlaid blade and inlaid iron hilt.