A very rare ceremonial variety with copper scabbard inlaid with different alloys, and a brass blade.
Of the silver overlaid type made in Mindan, with an unusual story on the blade.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
A curious slashing weapon from northern Borneo.
With silver overlay on iron even continued on its hilt.
Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
Fine Mindan dha with a scene from the Ramayana on its blade.
Of typical South Borneo workmanship, but formed like a mandau from Kutai.
Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
Rare old keris handle made into a European wax seal.
With forward swept iron guard and swollen grip.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
Fine silver overlaid dha made in Mindan village, south of Mandalay, gained fame in the 19th century.
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
Nice and complete example with talisman basket. Probably 20th century.
Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
The Hindu mythical brother of Hanuman, the Monkey King.
With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
In excavated condition, with copper alloy hilt.
The thick and heavy blade is marked with a script that has yet to be identified.
Of a type likely produced by the Shan people and traded widely in the region.
19th century, probably originating from Cirebon.