Large, heavy single-edged example with iron mounts.
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.
Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
With Hindu style basket hilt and local blade in European style.
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
Found in excavated condition, published with results of c-14 and XRF analysis.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
Blade marked with VOC Amsterdam monogram, and the year 1769.
With fine twist-core pamor and carved wooden scabbard.
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.