With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
Called Súng hỏa mai in Vietnamese, with baitong lock.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
These sabers from Kalimantan exhibit a mix of European, Islamic, and local styles.
Constructed out of dense hardwood and with fine mother-of-pearl inlays in the Vietnamese fashion.
With a finely crafted silver handle with dragons and squirrels, mounted on a malacca cane.
Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
A Chinese sword guard from the 18th century with a Buddhist mantra in lantsa script.
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
The archetypical Chinese sword guard that gave rise to the Japanese genre of "nanban tsuba".
Dating from the revival period of Chinese archery in the 1930s.
With iron mounts with golden overlay of dragons.
Made by the last operational bowyer of China, probably for the Mongolian market.
With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.
A typical example with a nice forge folded blade with differential heat treatment.
The sword and everyday tool of the headhunters of Borneo.
On a sturdy, user-grade blade with temper line.
With elaborate silver overlaid blade and inlaid iron hilt.
Plain when sheathed, unsheathing reveals a rather nice silver overlaid blade.
A charming and somewhat unusual example of a Thai dáap (ดาบ).
The wide blade with clipped tip mounted on a riveted wooden grip.
With rare pale buffalo horn hilt with gold alloy inlays.
A fine example with silver overlaid spearhead and silver ferrule with niello inlay.
The famous sidearm of the headhunters of Borneo.
With less common wooden hilt and elaborately inlaid blade in brass, copper and silver.
With fine carved hilts, substantial bronze D-guards, and subtle signs of heat treatment on the blades.
With a large double-edged tip and golden cresting.
One of the last bows by Yang Wentong, father of Yang Fuxi.
With a straight blade of asymmetrical grind and a strongly Chinese inspired scabbard.
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
With a Parisian blade carrying the royal emblem of King Rama IV.
Executed in the Tibetan style, exhibiting dragons in foliage chasing flaming jewels.
With a blade with a concave edge, in stained deerhorn mounts with fine silver wire inlays.
With finely carved horn hilt, silver mounts and reshaped European blade.
Japanese mail set, with small ring vest and coif sewn to a thick cotton undergarment.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
A rare variation of one of the rarest forms of Indonesian arms.
Of Chinese manufacture, traded widely and used gainst the Dutch during the Aceh Wars in 1873–1904.
A rare surviving example of the simple military version of this style.
A rare Korean saber with ray-skin grip and scabbard and silver overlaid iron mounts.
Worked in repousse, possibly once part of an ornamental piece of armor.
A peculiar form of dagger found on the northern part of the island of Sumatra.
Of rare form with short but very heavy double-edged blade.
A simple early 20th-century fighting dagger with ribbed grip.
An unusually ornate version of what is normally a very simple weapon.
A Chinese traditional hidden striking weapon, this time executed in the "white copper" alloy.
A by-knife for a Japanese sword, with a hilt shaped like a sword tang.
A double-edged samurai tool with morbid origins.
With iron ferrule and copper and silver overlaid blade.