Built around an imported blade, with a human head shaped pommel.
Large and heavy example with the notable Umlauff provenance.
This peculiar sword was used by the Garo people of Assam for fighting, clearing the jungle, and animal sacrifices.
A standard pattern Qing military saber, but with the rare addition of a label in Manchu.
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
Unusual Chinese duanjian with fine gilt mounts and a blade of non-Chinese origin.
Blade of Persian shamshir form, but of Indian make. Mounts in Kutch style gilt copper.
With markings attributing it to the Tongzhou incident and a Japanese surrender tag.