A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
A chiseled iron sword guard depicting a Dutch ship with a figure on its stern.
An interesting pierced iron Asian export sword guard that is part of a small group of guards that
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
Constructed out of dense hardwood and with fine mother-of-pearl inlays in the Vietnamese fashion.
A Chinese sword guard from the 18th century with a Buddhist mantra in lantsa script.
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.
A peculiar cast iron sword guard, probably from the South China Seas area.
Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
Belt buckle from West-Java, worn by Peranakan and wealthy Javanese women.
Unusual piece with depiction of a foreign figure.
Broad bladed example with horn hilt and engraved blade.
Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
Blade marked with VOC Amsterdam monogram, and the year 1769.
With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
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.
It represents the best of Burmese silversmithing with repousse work in high relief.
A peculiar type of knife worn in the north of Nias.
Nice and complete example with talisman basket. Probably 20th century.
Rare double-edged shortsword of the Ifugao of northern Luzon.