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