The sword and everyday tool of the headhunters of Borneo.
These sabers from Kalimantan exhibit a mix of European, Islamic, and local styles.
An almost textbook example of a silver-plated kalasan.
With cast-bronze guarding figure hilt.
In original condition and period finish. Some losses, no repairs.
The famous sidearm of the headhunters of Borneo.
Also known as pedang lurus.
With double tiered golden crown.
A saber that is peculiar to the southern part of the island of Borneo.
The sword of the Murut headhunters of northern Borneo.
A typical example of the better sikin panjang with a golden crown.
A sikin panjang with a triple golden crown.
With finely carved horn hilt, silver mounts and reshaped European blade.
With Hindu style basket hilt and local blade in European style.
Also called klewang sasak by Indonesian collectors.
With rare pale buffalo horn hilt with gold alloy inlays.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
With less common wooden hilt and elaborately inlaid blade in brass, copper and silver.
From the Aceh region, described locally as peudeueng peusangan with a "hulu meu apet" or Indian styled basket hilt.
With triple tiered golden crown with enamel decor.
Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
With inscription that reads: Raja Pagaruyung or "ruler of Pagaruyung".
A Palembang style sword with a fine twist-core blade and carved hardwood scabbard.