A short version of the Vietnamese kiếm sword with a finely carved horn hilt.
Blade signed Sesshū-jū Fujiwara Hiroyoshi, active in the 1670s-80s.
Southern Chinese saber made for a soldier under the Plain Red Banner.
With fine 18th century blade that combines many stylistic features.
The hilt with overlay of the finest quality of the period
With later, elaborately chiseled hilt of very fine quality.
With massive blade and silk brocade decorated scabbard.
Of rather clean design for the area, with separate silver mouth with teeth in hilt.
The enormous blade made of fine, boldly contrasting wootz steel.
Signed, ubu. Complete with tasteful koshirae and Hozon papers.
A Chinese shortsword made by a well-known Longquan maker.
Sized like the Chinese changren dadao, yet the execution of the hilt is Cambodian.
Based on a Chinese military saber blade, with unusual horn demon hilt
Tokubetsu Hozon, attributed to Den Tametsugu. With fine itomaki no tachi koshirae.
A nice belatu with the rarer gari matuwà style blade.
A classic example of the narrow military type, with brass guards.
Classic pair of Southern Chinese butterfly swords.
A fine twistcore blade in standard pattern Qing military mounts.
Probably from the French Tonkin campaign of the 1880s.
A fine and somewhat unusual specimen, with engraved brass mounts and hardwood grip.
A wakizashi by master Kunikiyo, tested by the most famous sword tester of 17th century Japan.
With a sayagaki by Honma sensei attributing it to Yosozaemon.
With Nanban-style guard and kozuka. Signed Fujiwara Hisayoshi.
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.
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.
The sword of the Sundanese people of the Preanger highlands.
With fine blade in recent polish. With resting scabbard.
With gold plated hilt and pattern welded blade.
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 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.
Blade of Persian shamshir form, but of Indian make. Mounts in Kutch style gilt copper.
A fine Marwari talwar presented to the Dewan (chief minister) of Bikaner in 1756 A.D.
An unusually ornate iteration of the design, intended for Hindu ceremonies.
An early example, late Vijayanagara empire, with a fine wootz spatulate blade.
With a charming brass zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
A remarkable example of bladesmithing with a 5 row twist-core pattern that meanders over the blade.
A 19th-century type with an etched blade, simulating patterned steel.
A simple piece, but with a nicely etched blade typical for the Tibetan / Sichuan borderlands.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
With an armory stamp dated Hijri 1326, corresponding to about 1908.
A Palembang style sword with a fine twist-core blade and carved hardwood scabbard.