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A large Bhutanese patag logo

Bhutanese sword in tribal scabbard

With early pierced iron pommel and a style of scabbard worn in Arunachal Pradesh.
Amdo sword logo

Unusual sword from Amdo

Exhibiting an interesting blend of Chinese and Tibetan features.
Tibetan silver hilted shortsword logo

Silver hilted Tibetan shortsword

Of typical form, but with an all-silver hilt that carries Chinese silver marks.
Early Indian khanda logo

Early Indian khanda

An early version of this iconic Indian weapon, with its characteristic swollen tip.
Early Indian sword

Early Indian fighting sword

With a recurved blade and elaborate bronze hilt decorated with chakras.
Dutch chiseled iron smallsword logo

Dutch chiseled iron smallsword

Part of a group of rare late 17th century examples, representing the finest of its kind.
Bheema Nayak saber logo

Saber of Bhima Nayak

A south Indian saber carrying the name "Sri Bhima Nayak".
Large Mughal saber logo

Large Mughal saber

With Persian inspired blade in Hindu basket hilt, both of fine wootz.
Dai dha overall

Fine Chinese Shan dha

Entirely clad in silver and with a differentially heat treated blade.
Talwar with true inlay hilt

Large wootz talwar

The hilt inlaid with silver, once blued for added contrast.
Mindan dha

A Mindan / Yamethin dha

With fine overlaid blade this area was known for.
Large Shan dha

Large Shan dha

With silver-clad scabbard executed in their typical style.
Stone pommel dha

Mindan dha with agate pommel

Its blade portraying the story of one of the previous lives of Guatama Buddha.
Late Qing jian

Late Qing jian

A typical example, complete with lacquered scabbard.
Iron mounted republican jian

Late iron mounted jian

A rarer configuration, normally mounted with brass in this period. With a chrome-plated blade.
Militia dao

Ming militia dao

From the Ming-Qing transition period, with many typical Ming features.
Qing militia jian

Seven stars militia jian

A short, stout Chinese straightsword of a type used by village defenses across the empire.
Hui dadao

Chinese Hui sword

A peculiar Chinese dadao with markings attributing it to a Hui army or battallion.
Dated 1928 dha

Burmese dha dated 1928

A nice example that can serve as a benchmark to help date others.
Tibetan sword

Tibetan shortsword

With elaborately pierced and chased silver scabbard.
Ban sword logo

Sikkim "ban" sword

With finer forge folded blade than most of its type.
Mamluk style sword in talwar hilt

Mamluk style sword in talwar hilt

Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
Algerian yatagan

Fine Algerian yataghan

An exceptionally large example with silver-clad scabbard.
Qijiadao logo

Qijiadao in Vince Evans mounts

The 17th-century blade is mounted in fittings designed by Philip Tom and executed by Vince Evans some 20 years ago.
Sumbawa sword

A Sumbawa Kabeala

With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
Finely forged kora

A finely forged kora

With very good pattern welded blade, complete with scabbard.
Republican dadao

1930's Republican dàdāo

Of the exact type seen in use by the famous 29th Route Army.
Antique Vietnamese saber

Vietnamese officer gươm

With staghorn grip finely carved with plum blossoms.
Vietnamese ceremonial guom logo

Very fine ceremonial gươm

An outstanding example with very fine silver and moth-of-pearl work.
Large Burmese dagger

Fine Burmese dha hmyaung

With intricately carved ivory hilt depicting a demon on a horse.
Vietnamese guom

Vietnamese officer's gươm

Of a late 19th century type with a silver-backed hardwood grip.
Boy's brass hilted pata

Boy's brass hilted patá

With charming zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
Fine Indian tegha logo

Indian teghá with fine hilt

With wide, pattern-welded blade.
Ceremonial guom truong

Ceremonial gươm truòng

Of an all-wooden construction, simulating a sheathed long saber.
Vijayanagara pata

Vijayanagara "pata"

A very early example of the type, with locally made rapier style blade.
Ming jian logo

Ming jian with chiseled mounts

A very early, full-length type, rarely seen with chiseled iron mounts.
Burmese double knives

Burmese double knives

A rare set of twin knives in a single scabbard.
Signed and dated Burmese dha

The Rundle dha of 1898

A signed and dated Burmese dha.
Ivory hilted dha logo

Ivory hilted dha

An earlier example with an iconographic hilt.
Burmese sword carbine

Burmese sword carbine

A rare Burmese weapon combining a percussion carbine with a short sword.
Double kiem logo

Matched Vietnamese kiếm pair

With carved stone handles and superb workmanship in silver and mother-of-pearl.
Kasthane logo

Sinhalese kasthāné dated 1776

A very fine specimen, complete with ruby-set scabbard.
Sikin Panjang with golden crowns

Triple golden crown sikin

sikin panjang with a triple golden crown.

Sikin panjang with golden crown

Sikin panjang with double crown

A typical example of the better sikin panjang with a golden crown.
An Afghan pulouar logo

A very good Afghan pulouar

With wootz handle with fine pierced pommel dome.
Fangshi revival saber logo

Fangshi officer's saber

With a good blade and a set of fittings that exceed the quality of most of this period.
Early Chinese saber with raised backedge logo

Early yútóudāo

With influences from several cultures that are rarely seen on a single blade.
Yunnan Dai presentation dha logo

Chinese Shan presentation dha

Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
Ming militia jian logo

Early militia jian

An early Chinese militia jiàn most likely dating from the Ming.
Kachin dha logo

A Kachin dha

A large Kachin style square-ended dha in Shan style mountings.