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Double kiem logo

Matched Vietnamese kiếm pair

With carved stone handles and superb workmanship in silver and mother-of-pearl.
Keris panjang

Sumatran keris panjang

A type of long keris often described as "execution keris".
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.
Sewar dagger from Sumatra logo

Bird head sewar dagger

A charming little sewar dagger from the island of Sumatra, Indonesia.

Yunnan Dai presentation dha logo

Chinese Shan presentation dha

Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
Kachin dha logo

A Kachin dha

A large Kachin style square-ended dha in Shan style mountings.
Vietnamese double swords logo

Vietnamese double swords

A rare combination of full-length double Vietnamese swords with live blades.
A heavy Burmese fighting dha

A heavy Burmese dha

With a very good, substantial blade with differential heat treatment.
Vietnamese falchion

Large Vietnamese trường đao

Of very good quality for this type of weapon.
Antique Vietnamese kiem

Vietnamese straightsword

It has a narrow but sturdy blade with a springy temper.
Sikin panjang with golden crown

Sikin panjang with golden crown

With double tiered golden crown.
Vietnamese falchion

A large Vietnamese falchion

Description

A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better name for the type.

Balinese keris

Balinese keris with stones in gold

Undulating bilah blade of eleven luk.
Malay Matchlock musket

Fine Malay matchlock musket

A very fine Malay matchlock or "satingar" with Indo-Portuguese style luck.
Asian export sword guard

Asian export disc guard

The design, overlaid in silver, gold, and copper, over a crosshatched background shows dragon amongst clouds.
Asian export sword guard logo

Asian Export sword guard

A large imported "Canton" sword guard with paired dragons chasing a jewel.

Pedang

A very good pedang bengkok

Also called klewang sasak by Indonesian collectors.
Indonesian parang

An Indonesian parang nabur

A saber that is peculiar to the southern part of the island of Borneo.
Dayak dart quiver

Dayak blowgun dart quiver

Introduction

The Dayak people of Borneo used two to three meter long blowguns to hunt small

Vietnamese guom logo

Vietnamese ceremonial saber

A magnificent example of a Vietnamese ceremonial saber, or guőm.

A spectacular Burmese dha logo

A spectacular Burmese dha

With overlays of vegetal motifs alternated with animals, actual and mythical.
Vietnamese rattan shield

Vietnamese rattan shield

Called khiên in Vietnamese.

Vietnamese kiem

A Vietnamese straightsword kiem

With a substantial, quality blade.
Pedang suduk maru

Pedang suduk maru

Also known as pedang lurus.
Sumatran saber

Silver mounted Sumatran saber

With inscription that reads: Raja Pagaruyung or "ruler of Pagaruyung".
Asian export sword guard

Asian export sword guard

A robust Chinese or Vietnamese sword guard of rare form, probably imported into Japan by Dutch or Chinese merchants.
Vietnamese kiem logo

A Vietnamese kiem

A very good Vietnamese ceremonial kiem of the Nguyen dynasty.
Aceh sikin panjang

Very fine Sikin Panjang

With triple tiered golden crown with enamel decor.
A Burmese dha with openwork handle logo

A Burmese dha with openwork handle

Made of a single piece of ivory, with a kneeling figure in its base.
Vietnamese kiem

An ivory hilted kiem

The grip made of a single piece, worked in high relief.
Vietnamese musket

Vietnamese musket with silver lock

Cochinchina, second half of the 18th century.
Vietnamese matchlock

Vietnamese matchlock

Introduction

The Vietnamese matchlock musket is called called sung hoả mai.

Guom

Vietnamese officer saber

General introduction

Ornate Vietnamese guőm (narrow-bladed sabers

Horn hilted Vietnamese officer's saber

Horn hilted Vietnamese officer's saber

An unusual Vietnamese officer saber of the 19th century, with an all-horn hilt.
Fine Vietnamese saber

Fine Vietnamese saber

Introduction

Most antique Vietnamese sabers on the market are either ornat

Cham sword logo

Ancient Cham sword

In excavated condition. Probably 14th or 15th century.
16th century Vietnamese saber

16th century Vietnamese saber

Showing the strong Japanese influence on Vietnamese sword making of the time.
Exceptional Vietnamese saber guard

Exceptional Vietnamese saber

With mountings of meticulously worked copper with silver overlays
An unusual dha

An unusual dha

The dha is the national sword of Myanmar (a.k.a.

Vietnamese all-metal ceremonial guom

All-metal ceremonial guom

With captured French blade, ground down to fit.
A signed Vietnamese fighting saber

A signed Vietnamese fighting saber

Presented in this article is a somewhat rare example of a purely practical Vietnamese fighting saber,

Peudeueng peusangan

A peudeueng peusangan

From the Aceh region, described locally as peudeueng peusangan with a "hulu meu apet" or Indian styled basket hilt.
Luzon fighting knife

A rare Philippine fighting knife

A rare Philippine fighting knife, probably from Luzon island. It has a very well-made blade.