Belt buckle from West-Java, worn by Peranakan and wealthy Javanese women.
Large, heavy single-edged example with iron mounts.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
A rare type of dagger from South Kalimantan, loosely based on Islamic daggers seen worn by traders.
In excavated condition. With XRF and radiocarbon dating results.
The sword of the Sundanese people of the Preanger highlands.
A heavy Sin-Vietnamese fighting knife, with recently polished blade.
With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
Built around an imported blade, with a human head shaped pommel.
Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
Broad bladed example with horn hilt and engraved blade.
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
Found in excavated condition, published with results of c-14 and XRF analysis.
Rare double-edged shortsword of the Ifugao of northern Luzon.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
Nice and complete example with talisman basket. Probably 20th century.
A peculiar type of knife worn in the north of Nias.
With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
Blade marked with VOC Amsterdam monogram, and the year 1769.
Constructed out of dense hardwood and with fine mother-of-pearl inlays in the Vietnamese fashion.
With fine twist-core pamor and carved wooden scabbard.
Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
It represents the best of Burmese silversmithing with repousse work in high relief.
Blade of Persian shamshir form, but of Indian make. Mounts in Kutch style gilt copper.
A rare thousand-year-old dagger from the Khmer empire.
A large gun with English flintlock mechanism, as favored by the Mirs of the Talpur court. In very good condition, with…