With carved horn hilt and characteristic finger guard.
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
Unusual piece with depiction of a foreign figure.
A rare type of Sinhalese dagger with stylized bird hilt and blade with backedge.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
Made of palm wood, entirely decorated with plaited work.
A chiseled iron sword guard depicting a Dutch ship with a figure on its stern.
An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.
A peculiar cast iron sword guard, probably from the South China Seas area.
An interesting pierced iron Asian export sword guard that is part of a small group of guards that
A Chinese sword guard from the 18th century with a Buddhist mantra in lantsa script.
An enigmatic type of axe, this one probably from tribal north India.
Of nice quality, with unusual openwork silver bolster with serapendiya.
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
Very rare subtype of a Khond tribal axe with double points.
Of the chopper variety, with a finely carved ivory hilt.
With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
A beautiful black coral hilted example, made in the King's workshops.
This peculiar sword was used by the Garo people of Assam for fighting, clearing the jungle, and animal sacrifices.
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.
With a charming brass zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
A sharp, heavier user. Not the flimsy type usually encountered.
Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
With gold plated hilt and pattern welded blade.
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
Blade of Persian shamshir form, but of Indian make. Mounts in Kutch style gilt copper.
The only set of its type known to me in both private and museum collections.