A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
With markings attributing it to the Tongzhou incident and a Japanese surrender tag.
With Hindu style basket hilt and local blade in European style.
With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
Found in excavated condition, published with results of c-14 and XRF analysis.
In excavated condition. With XRF and radiocarbon dating results.
Built around an imported blade, with a human head shaped pommel.
Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
Large and heavy example with the notable Umlauff provenance.
A standard pattern Qing military saber, but with the rare addition of a label in Manchu.
A simple piece, but with a nicely etched blade typical for the Tibetan / Sichuan borderlands.
Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
The sword of the Sundanese people of the Preanger highlands.
Blade marked with VOC Amsterdam monogram, and the year 1769.
With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
A wakizashi by master Kunikiyo, tested by the most famous sword tester of 17th century Japan.
Unusual Chinese duanjian with fine gilt mounts and a blade of non-Chinese origin.
Classic pair of Southern Chinese butterfly swords.
A classic example of the narrow military type, with brass guards.
With deeply carved scabbard, complete with fine guard embroidered sash.