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Asian arms in old European paintings logo

Asian arms in Dutch master paintings

Dutch masters' fascination with exotic Asian wares shown in a series of paintings.
Keris panjang with European blade logo

European sword blade keris

In the style of a Malay keris panjang.
Korean eunjangdo

A fine Korean eunjangdo

With all silver construction, including the blade.
Shimosaka o-tanto

Shimosaka o-tantō

N.B.T.H.K. Hozon with a set of Nanban-style koshirae with signed tsuba.
South Indian katar with yali logo

Southern katar with yali langets

Of a style often associated with Tanjore, the seat of the Vijayanagara empire.
Southern katar logo

Southern katar with thick point

The blade with an extremely thick point on a very thin blade.
Double bladed katar logo

Double bladed katar

Also called jamdhar doulicaneh. Forged from a single piece of steel, complete with scabbard.
Northern wootz katar logo

Northern wootz katar

With different types of decor on either side of the hilt.
Vijayanagara katar logo

Vijayanagara hooded katar

With crisp, extremely very well-preserved wootz blade.
Kora hilted khukuri logo

Sword hilted khukurī

A rarer variety with a hilt that takes inspiration from the kora and talwar.
Baja dagger overall

Fine African Bedja dagger

These handsome daggers were worn by the nomadic Hadendoa people, their name has been interpreted as meaning "Lion Clan".
Slender chilanum dagger logo

Slender chilanum dagger

Of elegant form with very crisp blade.
Sinhalese pihiya logo

Sinhalese pihiya

A beautiful black coral hilted example, made in the King's workshops.
Chinese jade bamboo hilt knife logo

Jade bamboo hilted knife

With spinach green jade handle and carved buffalo horn scabbard.
Silver hilted keris coteng logo

Silver hilted keris coteng

A textbook example of this rare and early type of keris.
Parrying dagger logo

16th century left-hand dagger

Nice European parrying dagger, possibly German or Swiss.
Nias si euli logo

Si euli / Si oli

A type of knife from the North of Nias.
Chinese fighting knife

Chinese ring pommeled knife

Of a type used by bandits, brigands, pirates, and the like.
Kanetuhu-etuhu point of knife or sword

Kanetuhu / Etuhu

Ainu words for the point of a knife or sword.
Notak logo

Notak

Ainu word for the edge of a sharp tool like a knife.
Back of knife

Mekkashike

Ainu word for the back of a knife, or sword. Also the ridge of a mountain or house.
Makiri saya

Makiri-saya

Ainu word for the scabbard of a utility knife called makiri.
Makiri nip

Makiri-nip

Ainu word for a knife handle.
Ibehe ainu

Ibehe

Ibehe is an Ainu word for a knife or sword blade.
Makiri blade logo

Makiri-ibe

Ainu word for knife blade.
Ainu tanto logo

Rare Ainu kuttom-ushbe

A luxury Ainu knife styled after the Japanese tantō.
Unusual Ainu knife

Unusual Ainu knife

Resembling a makiri but with the blade's edge on the opposite side.
Ainu makiri knife logo

Ainu knife

Of a typical style used in Hokkaido in the 19th century.
Slender Ainu makiri knife logo

Bark wrapped Ainu makiri

A slender makiri with a bark wrapped scabbard.
Finely carved makiri dagger

Fine Ainu makiri

An exceptionally well-carved Ainu knife.
Nias si euli

North Nias si euli

A peculiar type of knife worn in the north of Nias.
Ainu items group

Knives and swords of the Ainu

19th-century ethnographers noticed that they had no iron production and relied solely on trade for articles like knives and swords. However, archaeologists found iron working facilities in 1988 and 1990.
Kuttom-ushbe logo

Kuttom-ushbe

Ainu word for a long knife worn in the belt.
Ainu makiri knife logo

Makiri

Ainu word for a knife.
Khmer dagger

Khmer dagger

A rare thousand-year-old dagger from the Khmer empire.
Golden sabiki logo

Gilt Ottoman made sabiki

The long version of the jambiya, with blackened, gold inlaid blade.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Qing liedao

Large Chinese hunting knife

With fine blade in recent polish. With resting scabbard.
Eastern Tibetan or Jinchuan dagger logo

Studded Eastern Tibetan dagger

Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
Vijayanagara hooded katar logo

Vijayanagara katar

A 16th hooded katar with the wide, ribbed blade that is characteristic for this period.
1709 kard dagger logo

Central Asian dated kard 1709

With wootz blade inlaid in gold with the name of the maker and the owner.
Indian dagger

A fine north Indian dagger

Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
Jamdhar katari

Jamdhar kátári

Hindu term for an archaic form of dagger.
Jamdhar katari logo

Jamdhar katari

A Hindu dagger following an ancient style that was preserved in Afghanistan.