From the Aceh region, described locally as peudeueng peusangan with a "hulu meu apet" or Indian styled basket hilt.
Presented in this article is a somewhat rare example of a purely practical Vietna
With captured French blade, ground down to fit.
An unusual dha with features of various cultures.
With mountings of meticulously worked copper with silver overlays
Showing the strong Japanese influence on Vietnamese sword making of the time.
In excavated condition. Probably 15th-17th century.
Most antique Vietnamese sabers on the mar
An unusual Vietnamese officer saber of the 19th century, with an all-horn hilt.
Ornate Vietnamese guőm (
The grip made of a single piece, worked in high relief.
Made of a single piece of ivory, with a kneeling figure in its base.
With triple tiered golden crown with enamel decor.
A very good Vietnamese ceremonial kiem of the Nguyen dynasty.
With inscription that reads: Raja Pagaruyung or "ruler of Pagaruyung".
Also known as pedang lurus.
With a substantial, quality blade.
With overlays of vegetal motifs alternated with animals, actual and mythical.
A magnificent example of a Vietnamese ceremonial saber, or guőm.
A saber that is peculiar to the southern part of the island of Borneo.
Also called klewang sasak by Indonesian collectors.
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
With double tiered golden crown.
It has a narrow but sturdy blade with a springy temper.
Of very good quality for this type of weapon.
With a very good, substantial blade with differential heat treatment.
A rare combination of full-length double Vietnamese swords with live blades.
A large Kachin style square-ended dha in Shan style mountings.
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
A typical example of the better sikin panjang with a golden crown.
A sikin panjang with a triple golden crown.
With carved stone handles and superb workmanship in silver and mother-of-pearl.
A rare Burmese weapon combining a percussion carbine with a short sword.
An earlier example with an iconographic hilt.
A signed and dated Burmese dha.
A rare set of twin knives in a single scabbard.
Of an all-wooden construction, simulating a sheathed long saber.
Of a late 19th century type with a silver-backed hardwood grip.
With intricately carved ivory hilt depicting a demon on a horse.
With staghorn grip finely carved with plum blossoms.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
A nice example that can serve as a benchmark to help date others.
Its blade portraying the story of one of the previous lives of Guatama Buddha.
With silver-clad scabbard executed in their typical style.
With fine overlaid blade this area was known for.
Entirely clad in silver and with a differentially heat treated blade.
These sabers from Kalimantan exhibit a mix of European, Islamic, and local styles.
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.