A nice belatu with the rarer gari matuwà style blade.
Probably from the French Tonkin campaign of the 1880s.
The 9-luk blade of strong proportions is engraved with the face of a demon.
Rare sword from the headhunters of Nias. Complete with talismanic basket and belt hook.
Collected by Victor Auguste Robin, a senior officer of the Tonkin expeditionary force 1885-1887.
With a narrow, double fullered blade and sharp tip and brass mounts in the earlier style.
With the characteristic carved face hilt and the rarer "sarong seltoep" scabbard.
An oversized utility knife of the headhunters of Borneo.
Of the hill peoples of the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
Complete example with the rarer feature of inlays at the base of the blade.
A very good sword from South Sulawesi (Celebes) with silver mounts and a dated VOC blade.
Early piece with an unusual European-style stiletto blade.
With dramatically shaped blades and inlaid hilts.
Utilizing a Chinese guard and following the Chinese hilt design.
With silver overlaid blade and silver mounts worked in repousse. With some of Burne's personal items.
A Palembang style sword with a fine twist-core blade and carved hardwood scabbard.
The sword of the Murut headhunters of northern Borneo.
These ornate versions with hairpin forged blades were worn by local royalty.
Measuring almost a meter, with exceptional blade for a ceremonial keris.
With carved wooden hilt with a beautiful deep patina. Blade in old finish.
With Hindu style basket hilt and local blade in European style.
The blade inlaid with brass, complete with a horn scabbard with pierced decoration.
An almost textbook example of a silver-plated kalasan.
With cast-bronze guarding figure hilt.
In original condition and period finish. Some losses, no repairs.
A classic example with an older blade and timaha wood scabbard.
With iron ferrule and copper and silver overlaid blade.
An unusually ornate version of what is normally a very simple weapon.
A simple early 20th-century fighting dagger with ribbed grip.
A peculiar form of dagger found on the northern part of the island of Sumatra.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
With finely carved horn hilt, silver mounts and reshaped European blade.
With a Parisian blade carrying the royal emblem of King Rama IV.
With less common wooden hilt and elaborately inlaid blade in brass, copper and silver.
The famous sidearm of the headhunters of Borneo.
With rare pale buffalo horn hilt with gold alloy inlays.
A charming and somewhat unusual example of a Thai dáap (ดาบ).
Plain when sheathed, unsheathing reveals a rather nice silver overlaid blade.
With elaborate silver overlaid blade and inlaid iron hilt.
On a sturdy, user-grade blade with temper line.
The sword and everyday tool of the headhunters of Borneo.
A typical example with a nice forge folded blade with differential heat treatment.
These sabers from Kalimantan exhibit a mix of European, Islamic, and local styles.
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
Entirely clad in silver and with a differentially heat treated blade.
With fine overlaid blade this area was known for.
With silver-clad scabbard executed in their typical style.
Its blade portraying the story of one of the previous lives of Guatama Buddha.
A nice example that can serve as a benchmark to help date others.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
Undulating bilah blade of eleven luk.
With staghorn grip finely carved with plum blossoms.