A simple early 20th-century fighting dagger with ribbed grip.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
Weapons not for man, but for an unfortunate rooster. Retired, in a hardwood box.
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.
Presented in this article is a somewhat rare example of a purely practical Vietna
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.
The sword and everyday tool of the headhunters of Borneo.
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
Of an all-wooden construction, simulating a sheathed long saber.
An unusually ornate version of what is normally a very simple weapon.
With a finely crafted silver handle with dragons and squirrels, mounted on a malacca cane.
With cast-bronze guarding figure hilt.
A nice example that can serve as a benchmark to help date others.
In original condition and period finish. Some losses, no repairs.
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.
A rare variation of one of the rarest forms of Indonesian arms.
A saber that is peculiar to the southern part of the island of Borneo.
Also known as pedang lurus.
With double tiered golden crown.
An unusual dha with features of various cultures.
In excavated condition. Probably 15th-17th century.
Used in a target archery sport that was originally practiced in the Keraton.
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.
With finely carved horn hilt, silver mounts and reshaped European blade.
A very fine Malay matchlock or "satingar" with Indo-Portuguese style luck.
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 rare pale buffalo horn hilt with gold alloy inlays.
A rare Philippine fighting knife, probably from Luzon island. It has a very well-made blade.
Also called klewang sasak by Indonesian collectors.
With elaborate silver overlaid blade and inlaid iron hilt.
With exceptionally wide blade, forged with a hardened leading edge.
With staghorn grip finely carved with plum blossoms.
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.
From the Aceh region, described locally as peudeueng peusangan with a "hulu meu apet" or Indian styled basket hilt.