Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
The scabbard carved as to closely mimic a tooled leather scabbard.
Its scabbard with 12 pockets, with 10 of the items remaining.
A rarer variety with a hilt that takes inspiration from the kora and talwar.
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
With iron, silver overlaid hilt. Its associated scabbard features fine quillwork.
Blade marked with VOC Amsterdam monogram, and the year 1769.
Constructed out of dense hardwood and with fine mother-of-pearl inlays in the Vietnamese fashion.
An exceptionally large example with a desirable three fullered blade.
Thought to have been presented by the Royal House of Nepal.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
The only set of its type known to me in both private and museum collections.