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A type of saber from the southern part of Kalimantan.
Parang nabur with báitóng hilt
These sabers from Kalimantan exhibit a mix of European, Islamic, and local styles.
A fine late Qing jian
A step above the norm in quality for this period, with nicely pierced mounts.
With brass mounts and ray skin covered scabbard.
Southern Chinese saber
Of typical southern form with a very slender, pointy blade.
An early form niúwěidāo
With good, layered blade, mounted in forged iron mounts.
Fine dated talwar from Ratlam
With Mamluk style blade decor and inscriptions on both blade and hilt.
Bhutanese sword in tribal scabbard
With early pierced iron pommel and a style of scabbard worn in Arunachal Pradesh.
Unusual sword from Amdo
Exhibiting an interesting blend of Chinese and Tibetan features.
Silver hilted Tibetan shortsword
Of typical form, but with an all-silver hilt that carries Chinese silver marks.
Early Indian khanda
An early version of this iconic Indian weapon, with its characteristic swollen tip.
Early Indian fighting sword
With a recurved blade and elaborate bronze hilt decorated with chakras.
Nepali term for the edge of a blade.
Dutch chiseled iron smallsword
Part of a group of rare late 17th century examples, representing the finest of its kind.
Manchu word for the tip of a saber.
Saber of Bhima Nayak
A south Indian saber carrying the name "Sri Bhima Nayak".
Dhu alfaqar (ذو الفقار)
An Islamic legendary sword.
Large Mughal saber
With Persian inspired blade in Hindu basket hilt, both of fine wootz.
Fine Chinese Shan dha
Entirely clad in silver and with a differentially heat treated blade.
Husa Valley dha
A type of dha made by the Chinese Shan in Husa Valley, Yunnan.
A style of Indian sword hilt.
Large wootz talwar
The hilt inlaid with silver, once blued for added contrast.
The national sword of India.
A style of Indian sword hilt
A style of Indian sword hilt
A Mindan / Yamethin dha
With fine overlaid blade this area was known for.
Large Shan dha
With silver-clad scabbard executed in their typical style.
Mindan dha with agate pommel
Its blade portraying the story of one of the previous lives of Guatama Buddha.
Late Qing jian
A typical example, complete with lacquered scabbard.
Late iron mounted jian
A rarer configuration, normally mounted with brass in this period. With a chrome-plated blade.
Ming militia dao
From the Ming-Qing transition period, with many typical Ming features.
Seven stars militia jian
A short, stout Chinese straightsword of a type used by village defenses across the empire.
Chinese Hui sword
A peculiar Chinese dadao with markings attributing it to a Hui army or battallion.
Burmese dha dated 1928
A nice example that can serve as a benchmark to help date others.
A Burmese name for the long dha.
A type of dha used by various tribes in northern Burma.
Alternative spelling for dha-lwé. A large dha that was worn slung over the shoulder.
Trường đao (長刀)
A large Vietnamese type of falchion sword.
Tibetan shortsword from Ladakh
With elaborately pierced and chased silver scabbard.
Sikkim "ban" sword
With finer forge folded blade than most of its type.
Mamluk style sword in talwar hilt
Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
Fine Algerian yataghan
An exceptionally large example with silver-clad scabbard.
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.
A Sumbawa Kabeala
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
A finely forged kora
With very good pattern welded blade, complete with scabbard.
Burmese for a type of sword worn slung over the shoulder.
Thanh gươm (劍)
Vietnamese for a ceremonial saber.
1930's Republican dàdāo
Of the exact type seen in use by the famous 29th Route Army.
Vietnamese officer gươm
With staghorn grip finely carved with plum blossoms.
Very fine ceremonial gươm
An outstanding example with very fine silver and moth-of-pearl work.