A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
With fine twist-core pamor and carved wooden scabbard.
With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
The only set of its type known to me in both private and museum collections.
Found in excavated condition, published with results of c-14 and XRF analysis.
Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
Broad bladed example with horn hilt and engraved blade.
Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
A rare type of dagger from South Kalimantan, loosely based on Islamic daggers seen worn by traders.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
Nice and complete example with talisman basket. Probably 20th century.
Rare double-edged shortsword of the Ifugao of northern Luzon.
A textbook example of this rare and early type of keris.
A curious slashing weapon from northern Borneo.
Of the silver overlaid type made in Mindan, with an unusual story on the blade.
In the style of a Malay keris panjang.
With fine flaming pamor blade and notched "cekah redut" hilt.
Of a type likely produced by the Shan people and traded widely in the region.
Fine silver overlaid dha made in Mindan village, south of Mandalay, gained fame in the 19th century.
Fine Mindan dha with a scene from the Ramayana on its blade.
With silver overlay on iron even continued on its hilt.
Inspired by uchigatana brought into Vietnam by Japanese refugees who settled along the coast.
A charming Balinese keris holder in the form of Hanuman, the brave monkey king.
With forward swept iron guard and swollen grip.
In excavated condition, with copper alloy hilt.
An exceedingly rare set with fine mother of pearl inlaid string board