A very rare ceremonial variety with copper scabbard inlaid with different alloys, and a brass blade.
19th century, probably originating from Cirebon.
The Hindu mythical brother of Hanuman, the Monkey King.
Very rare set of Burmese knives from Mindan village.
A Madurese keris hilt, carved from dark hardwood in the form of a Dutch cuirassier.
With floral overlay, kinatah, typical for the period.
Of typical South Borneo workmanship, but formed like a mandau from Kutai.
Very delicate work with carved guardian lions.
Unusual tsuba with foreign figures and Chinese auspicious symbols.
Pierced and chiseled showing an 18th century European vessel.
One of his classic designs, signed by the maker.
Upgraded with filigree to resemble a snuff bottle.
Sawasa is metalware in black and gold made primarily for the Dutch expat community in Asia.
Complete with key, inside divider and four silver containers.
Rare old keris handle made into a European wax seal.
Made of carved wood with metal inlays for eyes and mouth.
Carved of amber-colored horn, with an ancestral face with metal inlays.
Carved with typically Dayak aso "dog dragon" motifs.
For holding and protecting important documents.
A nice example with unusually fine lacquerwork and a monogram in the lid.
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.
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.
The thick and heavy blade is marked with a script that has yet to be identified.
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 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.
Nice and complete example with talisman basket. Probably 20th century.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
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.
The only set of its type known to me in both private and museum collections.
Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n