A simple early 20th-century fighting dagger with ribbed grip.
Weapons not for man, but for an unfortunate rooster. Retired, in a hardwood box.
An oversized utility knife of the headhunters of Borneo.
Of the hill peoples of the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
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 classic example with an older blade and timaha wood scabbard.
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
With iron ferrule and copper and silver overlaid blade.
Complete with a large number of darts, some with poisoned tips.
With carved wooden hilt with a beautiful deep patina. Blade in old finish.
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.
The sword and everyday tool of the headhunters of Borneo.
This style was produced in Tangerang, just West of Batavia, now Jakarta.
Early piece with an unusual European-style stiletto blade.
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.
The famous sidearm of the headhunters of Borneo.
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.
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.
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.
With double tiered golden crown.
Used in a target archery sport that was originally practiced in the Keraton.
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.
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 (