With dramatically shaped blades and inlaid hilts.
With bat-shaped guard. A very high-quality example for the time period.
Indian gauntlet sword with German blade made in Solingen.
From the P. Holstein collection, published in 1931.
Utilizing a Chinese guard and following the Chinese hilt design.
With fine chiseled decoration and largely intact koftgari.
Traditionally associated with Vishnu, it was an essential piece of equipment for the Sikh nihang.
With wootz blade, Marwari style hilt, and its original red velvet scabbard.
With Persian wootz blade, engraved at forte with floral designs.
With silver overlaid blade and silver mounts worked in repousse. With some of Burne's personal items.
A fine Marwari talwar presented to the Dewan (chief minister) of Bikaner in 1756 A.D.
A 16th hooded katar with the wide, ribbed blade that is characteristic for this period.
An unusually ornate iteration of the design, intended for Hindu ceremonies.
An early example, late Vijayanagara empire, with a fine wootz spatulate blade.
A remarkable example of bladesmithing with a 5 row twist-core pattern that meanders over the blade.
Signed by an artist named Kanesada from Higo.
A set for the beginning collector.
Tetsugendo school. Round plate with discoid cross-section, chiseled with dragons.
With an armory stamp dated Hijri 1326, corresponding to about 1908.
Large example with gold and silver overlay.
Asian sword guard of unknown origin, modified in Japan.
Also known as Kwanto-gata, with two facing dragon chasing a pearl.
A Hindu dagger following an ancient style that was preserved in Afghanistan.
A small, heavily reinforced buckler as used by Ottoman Kurdish infantry.
A Palembang style sword with a fine twist-core blade and carved hardwood scabbard.
This style was worn by nobles and senior officials.
A very rare flask used by Chin men of Burma for sipping nicotine water.
A fine ceremonial paddle of the Ngaju Dayak of southern Borneo.
This style was produced in Tangerang, just West of Batavia, now Jakarta.
With a large iron guard and hard wooden shaft.
A highly unusual set of paired maces with crescent tips.
Never mounted, still with the shop's wooden stopper.
Called suàntóu gǔduǒ in Mandarin, with characteristic brass head.
Produced in the ordnance factory in Zengbu, near Guangzhou.
The sword of the Murut headhunters of northern Borneo.
These ornate versions with hairpin forged blades were worn by local royalty.
The best of its kind known to me, with silver overlay and ivory finial.
With triple grooves and in heavy silver mountings.
With lacquered shaft. Previously sold at Sotheby's in 1985.
A heavy piece with a substantial blade, with smooth bronze mounts.
A classic set of Chinese double swords, complete with suspension and hook.
Cantonese double swords with archaic dragon design mounts.
A classic duanjian, but of somewhat earlier manufacture than most.
A paired jian of fushou type, with carved hardwood scabbard.
Executed in gold and silver on a shakudō nanako base, with golden back.
Weapons not for man, but for an unfortunate rooster. Retired, in a hardwood box.
A particularly nice example with 120 iron bands holding the blade.
Made of wood, with a silver ornamental fitting of remarkable workmanship.
Measuring almost a meter, with exceptional blade for a ceremonial keris.
It was collected by Laurens Langewis, an early 20th-century ethnographer and author.
A very rare type of dagger that originates from the borderlands of Eastern Tibet and Sichuan.