Of a type likely produced by the Shan people and traded widely in the region.
The thick and heavy blade is marked with a script that has yet to be identified.
In excavated condition, with copper alloy hilt.
With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
Rare double-edged shortsword of the Ifugao of northern Luzon.
Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
Nice and complete example with talisman basket. Probably 20th century.
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
Fine silver overlaid dha made in Mindan village, south of Mandalay, gained fame in the 19th century.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
With forward swept iron guard and swollen grip.
Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
Fine Mindan dha with a scene from the Ramayana on its blade.
Of typical South Borneo workmanship, but formed like a mandau from Kutai.
Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
With silver overlay on iron even continued on its hilt.
A curious slashing weapon from northern Borneo.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
With a rare, finely forged double hairpin blade.
Of the silver overlaid type made in Mindan, with an unusual story on the blade.
A fine example, probably meant for Palembang royalty.
A large Tibetan sword, known in the local language as dpa'dam.