A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
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.
Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
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 curious slashing weapon from northern Borneo.
Of the silver overlaid type made in Mindan, with an unusual story on the blade.
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.
With forward swept iron guard and swollen grip.
In excavated condition, with copper alloy hilt.