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Padri gun westenenk

The Padri Gun by Westenenk

Translation from the 1908 Dutch language article by Louis Constant Westenenk.
Parang latok logo

Parang latok

A peculiar land Dayak sword with a sharp bend in the blade.
Parang latok logo

Parang latok

A curious slashing weapon from northern Borneo.
Silver hilted keris coteng logo

Silver hilted keris coteng

A textbook example of this rare and early type of keris.
Fine Dayak mandau logo

Finely carved mandau

A fine Dayak headhunter sword with an exceptionally carved hilt.
Cambodian long saber logo

Cambodian long saber

Sized like the Chinese changren dadao, yet the execution of the hilt is Cambodian.
Chinese demon head saber

Chinese demon head saber

Based on a Chinese military saber blade, with unusual horn demon hilt
Southeast Asian sword club tip

Southeast Asian sword club

This enigmatic hardwood club is modeled after a sword.
Allūbung logo

Allūbung

Ifugao word for a woven rattan covering on handles and shafts.
Halung logo

Hālung

Ifugao word for a rolled up tang hilt
Ifugao hinalung

Hinālung

Ifugao word for a double-edged knife or shortsword with a socket hilt.
Ifugao hinalung

Batad Ifugao hinālung

Rare double-edged shortsword of the Ifugao of northern Luzon.
Tonkin arms group

Group of arms from Tonkin

Probably from the French Tonkin campaign of the 1880s.
Khmer dagger

Khmer dagger

A rare thousand-year-old dagger from the Khmer empire.
Balinese keris of Ferdinand Blok

Balinese keris of Ferdinand Blok

The 9-luk blade of strong proportions is engraved with the face of a demon.
Fine Burmese silver repousse sword scabbard

Fine Burmese silver sword scabbard

It represents the best of Burmese silversmithing with repousse work in high relief.
Tonkinese saber collected 1885-1887 logo

Tonkinese saber

Collected by Victor Auguste Robin, a senior officer of the Tonkin expeditionary force 1885-1887.
Antique Vietnamese saber logo

Nimble Vietnamese saber

With a narrow, double fullered blade and sharp tip and brass mounts in the earlier style.
Rare beladau lebar dagger from southern Kalimantan logo

Rare beladau lebar dagger

A rare type of dagger from South Kalimantan, loosely based on Islamic daggers seen worn by traders.
Modang mandau

Rare Modang Mandau

With the characteristic carved face hilt and the rarer "sarong seltoep" scabbard.
Piso raout

Piso raout

A small utility knife used on the island of Borneo. Often carried with the Dayak mandau.
Large piso raout

A giant piso raout

An oversized utility knife of the headhunters of Borneo.
Montagnard saber logo

Montagnard short saber

Of the hill peoples of the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
South Sulawesi sword VOC marked blade

Sulawesi sword with VOC blade

A very good sword from South Sulawesi (Celebes) with silver mounts and a dated VOC blade.
Preanger gobang sword with dated VOC blade logo

Preanger sword with VOC blade

Blade marked with VOC Amsterdam monogram, and the year 1769.
West Javanese gobang

West-Javanese gobang

The sword of the Sundanese people of the Preanger highlands.
Dutch military m19898 saber in Sumatran hilt logo

Sumatran hilted Dutch saber

Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
old Javanese dagger with stiletto blade logo

West-Javanese stiletto dagger

Early piece with an unusual European-style stiletto blade.
Sino-Vietnamese dagger

Polished Sino-Vietnamese dagger

A heavy Sin-Vietnamese fighting knife, with recently polished blade.
Broad Vietnamese fighting knife

Broad Vietnamese knife

Broad bladed example with horn hilt and engraved blade.
Dayak dart logo

Tepus

A variety of Dayak blowgun dart.
Dayak blowgun dart logo

Damek

Dayak name for a blowgun dart
Dayak blowgun dart quiver

Dayak dart quiver with darts

Complete with a large number of darts, some with poisoned tips.
Dayak blowgun

Sumpitan

Malay name for the Dayak blowgun.
Fine Dayak blowgun

Fine Dayak blowgun

Long piece, original length, with aso motif inlaid in blade.
Laos double swords logo

Flame backed double swords

With dramatically shaped blades and inlaid hilts.
Vietnamese kiem in Chinese style

Vietnamese kiếm in Chinese stye

Utilizing a Chinese guard and following the Chinese hilt design.
Vietnamese matchlock musket logo

Súng hỏa mai

Vietnamese word for matchlock musket.
Thai royal pole arms logo

Pair of Siamese royal pole arms

With naginata-style blades, and lavish gilt copper mounts.
The dha of O.T. Burne

The O.T. Burne dha

With silver overlaid blade and silver mounts worked in repousse. With some of Burne's personal items.
Antique Vietnamese spearhead logo

Vietnamese single edged spearhead

Large, heavy single-edged example with iron mounts.
Parang beladah logo

Parang beladeh / parang belabang

A curved saber from the southern part of the island of Borneo.
Kenyah Dayak man logo

Dayak (people)

Name for a wide range of native groups of Borneo.
Parang ilang logo

Duku apang

Iban (Sea Dayak) word for parang ilang, a.k.a. mandau, the Borneo headhunter's sword.
Daku logo

Duku

Iban (Sea Dayak) word for sword.
Chin nicotine flask logo

Chin nicotine flask

A very rare flask used by Chin men of Burma for sipping nicotine water.
Dayak carved paddle

Dayak carved ceremonial paddle

A fine ceremonial paddle of the Ngaju Dayak of southern Borneo.
Fine patterned sikin panjang logo

Very good sikin panjang

Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
Peranakan silver belt buckle logo

Fine Peranakan belt buckle

This style was produced in Tangerang, just West of Batavia, now Jakarta.
Padri gun logo

A Padri carbine

An unusual variety, shortened to carbine size, with a chicken wing wood stock.