With carved stone handles and superb workmanship in silver and mother-of-pearl.
With silver overlaid blade and silver mounts worked in repousse. With some of Burne's personal items.
With mountings of meticulously worked copper with silver overlays
Utilizing a Chinese guard and following the Chinese hilt design.
The grip made of a single piece, worked in high relief.
Most antique Vietnamese sabers on the mar
A rare combination of full-length double Vietnamese swords with live blades.
With overlays of vegetal motifs alternated with animals, actual and mythical.
With a substantial, quality blade.
A very good sword from South Sulawesi (Celebes) with silver mounts and a dated VOC blade.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
With captured French blade, ground down to fit.
A very good Vietnamese ceremonial kiem of the Nguyen dynasty.
Its blade portraying the story of one of the previous lives of Guatama Buddha.
Complete example with the rarer feature of inlays at the base of the blade.
It has a narrow but sturdy blade with a springy temper.
With dramatically shaped blades and inlaid hilts.
With inscription that reads: Raja Pagaruyung or "ruler of Pagaruyung".
A magnificent example of a Vietnamese ceremonial saber, or guőm.
Rare sword from the headhunters of Nias. Complete with talismanic basket and belt hook.
A Palembang style sword with a fine twist-core blade and carved hardwood scabbard.
With silver-clad scabbard executed in their typical style.
With fine overlaid blade this area was known for.
With a narrow, double fullered blade and sharp tip and brass mounts in the earlier style.
With triple tiered golden crown with enamel decor.
A signed and dated Burmese dha.
With a Parisian blade carrying the royal emblem of King Rama IV.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
Blade marked with VOC Amsterdam monogram, and the year 1769.
With intricately carved ivory hilt depicting a demon on a horse.
With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
Entirely clad in silver and with a differentially heat treated blade.
These ornate versions with hairpin forged blades were worn by local royalty.
An earlier example with an iconographic hilt.
With the characteristic carved face hilt and the rarer "sarong seltoep" scabbard.
From the Aceh region, described locally as peudeueng peusangan with a "hulu meu apet" or Indian styled basket hilt.
A rare Burmese weapon combining a percussion carbine with a short sword.
Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
Plain when sheathed, unsheathing reveals a rather nice silver overlaid blade.
With staghorn grip finely carved with plum blossoms.
With elaborate silver overlaid blade and inlaid iron hilt.
With less common wooden hilt and elaborately inlaid blade in brass, copper and silver.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
Ornate Vietnamese guőm (
Also called klewang sasak by Indonesian collectors.
A large Kachin style square-ended dha in Shan style mountings.
Made of a single piece of ivory, with a kneeling figure in its base.
With rare pale buffalo horn hilt with gold alloy inlays.
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
Found in excavated condition, published with results of c-14 and XRF analysis.