A simple piece, but with a nicely etched blade typical for the Tibetan / Sichuan borderlands.
In excavated condition. With XRF and radiocarbon dating results.
The sword of the Sundanese people of the Preanger highlands.
With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
Built around an imported blade, with a human head shaped pommel.
Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
An old Korean hornbow from the 50s or 60s with string and arrows.
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
Found in excavated condition, published with results of c-14 and XRF analysis.
Rare double-edged shortsword of the Ifugao of northern Luzon.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
Nice and complete example with talisman basket. Probably 20th century.
Large and heavy example with the notable Umlauff provenance.
With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
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.
Blade marked with VOC Amsterdam monogram, and the year 1769.
Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
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.
With a connection to local royalty in Jinchuan, Sichuan province.
With markings attributing it to the Tongzhou incident and a Japanese surrender tag.
Carbon dated to 1175-1275 A.D. with 95,4% certainty, the height of the Mongol conquest period.
A wakizashi by master Kunikiyo, tested by the most famous sword tester of 17th century Japan.