A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
It has a narrow but sturdy blade with a springy temper.
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
An outstanding example with very fine silver and moth-of-pearl work.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
Modeled after the Chinese "guan dao", made of lacquered wood.
Used in a target archery sport that was originally practiced in the Keraton.
Called sung hoả mai in Vietnamese, with baitong lock.
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.
On a sturdy, user-grade blade with temper line.
A charming and somewhat unusual example of a Thai dáap (ดาบ).
The famous sidearm of the headhunters of Borneo.
With less common wooden hilt and elaborately inlaid blade in brass, copper and silver.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
With iron ferrule and copper and silver overlaid blade.
A classic example with an older blade and timaha wood scabbard.
In original condition and period finish. Some losses, no repairs.
With exceptionally wide blade, forged with a hardened leading edge.
With Hindu style basket hilt and local blade in European style.
With fine twist-core pamor and carved wooden scabbard.
With carved wooden hilt with a beautiful deep patina. Blade in old finish.
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.
In excavated condition. With XRF and radiocarbon dating results.
These ornate versions with hairpin forged blades were worn by local royalty.
The sword of the Murut headhunters of northern Borneo.
An unusual variety, shortened to carbine size, with a chicken wing wood stock.