A simple early 20th-century fighting dagger with ribbed grip.
Asian sword guard of unknown origin, modified in Japan.
Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.
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
A fairly unusual piece, of eight-lobed design.
With iron ferrule and copper and silver overlaid blade.
Also known as Kwanto-gata, with two facing dragon chasing a pearl.
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.
A near round tsuba with beaded rim depicting two dragons in vegetal scrollwork.
This style was produced in Tangerang, just West of Batavia, now Jakarta.
Early piece with an unusual European-style stiletto blade.
Many Asian export sword guards, and later Japanese guards inspired by them
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).
An iron openwork guard two dragons chasing a flaming pearl.
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.
Korean ceremonial sabers of the Joseon dynasty are pretty
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.