Constructed out of dense hardwood and with fine mother-of-pearl inlays in the Vietnamese fashion.
Called sung hoả mai in Vietnamese, they are based on the Indo-Portuguese system. This example has a baitong lock.
Modeled after the Chinese "guan dao", made of lacquered wood.
An outstanding example with very fine silver and moth-of-pearl work.
Of very good quality for this type of weapon.
It has a narrow but sturdy blade with a springy temper.
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n