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.
Inspired by uchigatana brought into Vietnam by Japanese refugees who settled along the coast.
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.
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.
Rare double-edged shortsword of the Ifugao of northern Luzon.
Nice and complete example with talisman basket. Probably 20th century.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
A rare type of dagger from South Kalimantan, loosely based on Islamic daggers seen worn by traders.
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.
Found in excavated condition, published with results of c-14 and XRF analysis.
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.
With fine twist-core pamor and carved wooden scabbard.
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