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Yunnan Dai presentation dha logo

Chinese Shan presentation dha

Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
A Manchu saber logo

A 17th century Manchu saber

A massive 17th century saber blade with markings in Manchu and Chinese.
A niuweidao hilt logo

Niuweidao with Guangxu mark

Dated 1895. Large and heavy, a quality piece.
Village militia dadao

Village militia dadao

Description

A large Chinese double handed falchion of a form that is both related to the niuweidao

Indian karud dagger

A large Indian karud dagger

Unusually large and with all-metal handle that opens with a screw.
Chinese saber logo

Southern Chinese saber

Introduction

The yaodao, literally "waist saber" was the standard side-arm for the Qing dynasty mi

Chaoyang saber logo

Chinese saber of the Chaoyang army

Late 18th century, complete with its original scabbard.
Ottoman bichaq logo

A silver-niello Ottoman bichaq

Description

An Ottoman bichaq, literally "knife", shaped like a yatağan, the swor

Ottoman bichaq

Ottoman bichaq (knife)

Description

An Ottoman bichaq, literally "knife", shaped like a miniature yata

Sumatran saber

Silver mounted Sumatran saber

With inscription that reads: Raja Pagaruyung or "ruler of Pagaruyung".
Ottoman barreled gun

English rifle with Ottoman barrel

General introduction

In the Ottoman-Habsburg wars of the 16th century, European observers n

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,