An exceedingly rare set with fine mother of pearl inlaid string board
In excavated condition, with copper alloy hilt.
With forward swept iron guard and swollen grip.
A charming Balinese keris holder in the form of Hanuman, the brave monkey king.
Its hilt overlaid with thick silver, then fire-gilt.
The style typical of Kutch, the execution far above what is normally seen on work from that area.
A what? Yes exactly. An extremely rare piece, the only example I am aware of in published collections at least.
All the designs being true inlay, with almost no losses.
With wootz blade and the jade hilt set with small rubies.
Fine Indian kard with gilt copper alloy hilt, decorated with chiseled flowers.
The hilt is in the typical Marwari Rajput style, made by Ram Namar in 1857 A.D.
Inspired by uchigatana brought into Vietnam by Japanese refugees who settled along the coast.
With silver overlay on iron even continued on its hilt.
Fine Mindan dha with a scene from the Ramayana on its blade.
Fine silver overlaid dha made in Mindan village, south of Mandalay, gained fame in the 19th century.
Of a type likely produced by the Shan people and traded widely in the region.
With fine flaming pamor blade and notched "cekah redut" hilt.
In the style of a Malay keris panjang.
Of a style often associated with Tanjore, the seat of the Vijayanagara empire.
Peculiar shield with catching hook, used by the Santali people of Bengal.
An enigmatic type of axe, this one probably from tribal north India.
A beautiful black coral hilted example, made in the King's workshops.
Of the silver overlaid type made in Mindan, with an unusual story on the blade.
A curious slashing weapon from northern Borneo.
A textbook example of this rare and early type of keris.
Very rare subtype of a Khond tribal axe with double points.
Rare double-edged shortsword of the Ifugao of northern Luzon.
Nice and complete example with talisman basket. Probably 20th century.
This peculiar sword was used by the Garo people of Assam for fighting, clearing the jungle, and animal sacrifices.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
A rare type of dagger from South Kalimantan, loosely based on Islamic daggers seen worn by traders.
Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
Broad bladed example with horn hilt and engraved blade.
Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
Found in excavated condition, published with results of c-14 and XRF analysis.
Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
With fine twist-core pamor and carved wooden scabbard.
Of the chopper variety, with a finely carved ivory hilt.
With carved horn hilt and characteristic finger guard.
Of nice quality, with unusual openwork silver bolster with serapendiya.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n