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A Tonkinese saber
Northern Vietnam, 19th century
Group of arms from Tonkin
Probably from the French Tonkin campaign of the 1880s.
Collected by Victor Auguste Robin, a senior officer of the Tonkin expeditionary force 1885-1887.
Sino-Vietnamese fighting knife
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
Asian export disc guard
The design, overlaid in silver, gold, and copper, over a crosshatched background shows dragon amongst clouds.