These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
Blade marked with VOC Amsterdam monogram, and the year 1769.
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
A peculiar type of knife worn in the north of Nias.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
Nice and complete example with talisman basket. Probably 20th century.
Rare double-edged shortsword of the Ifugao of northern Luzon.
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
Found in excavated condition, published with results of c-14 and XRF analysis.
Broad bladed example with horn hilt and engraved blade.
Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
A rare type of dagger from South Kalimantan, loosely based on Islamic daggers seen worn by traders.