Large, heavy single-edged example with iron mounts.
Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
An unusually ornate version of what is normally a very simple weapon.
A simple early 20th-century fighting dagger with ribbed grip.
With a finely crafted silver handle with dragons and squirrels, mounted on a malacca cane.
Constructed out of dense hardwood and with fine mother-of-pearl inlays in the Vietnamese fashion.
Called sung hoả mai in Vietnamese, with baitong lock.
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
Modeled after the Chinese "guan dao", made of lacquered wood.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
With staghorn grip finely carved with plum blossoms.
An outstanding example with very fine silver and moth-of-pearl work.
Of a late 19th century type with a silver-backed hardwood grip.
Of an all-wooden construction, simulating a sheathed long saber.
With carved stone handles and superb workmanship in silver and mother-of-pearl.
A rare combination of full-length double Vietnamese swords with live blades.
Of very good quality for this type of weapon.
It has a narrow but sturdy blade with a springy temper.
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
The design, overlaid in silver, gold, and copper, over a crosshatched background shows dragon amongst clouds.
Private collection. Not for sale.
A magnificent example of a Vietnamese ceremonial saber, or guőm.
Called khiên in Vietnamese.
With a substantial, quality blade.
A very good Vietnamese ceremonial kiem of the Nguyen dynasty.
The grip made of a single piece, worked in high relief.
Cochinchina, second half of the 18th century.
The Vietnamese matchlock musket is called called sung
Ornate Vietnamese guőm (
An unusual Vietnamese officer saber of the 19th century, with an all-horn hilt.
Most antique Vietnamese sabers on the mar
In excavated condition. Probably 15th-17th century.
Showing the strong Japanese influence on Vietnamese sword making of the time.
With mountings of meticulously worked copper with silver overlays
With captured French blade, ground down to fit.
Presented in this article is a somewhat rare example of a purely practical Vietna