The only set of its type known to me in both private and museum collections.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
Thought to have been presented by the Royal House of Nepal.
An exceptionally large example with a desirable three fullered blade.
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 iron, silver overlaid hilt. Its associated scabbard features fine quillwork.
With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
An interesting pierced iron Asian export sword guard that is part of a small group of guards that
A Chinese sword guard from the 18th century with a Buddhist mantra in lantsa script.
A peculiar cast iron sword guard, probably from the South China Seas area.
Its scabbard with 12 pockets, with 10 of the items remaining.
A chiseled iron sword guard depicting a Dutch ship with a figure on its stern.
The scabbard carved as to closely mimic a tooled leather scabbard.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
Unusual piece with depiction of a foreign figure.
With wide blade and a two-tone hilt in cattle bone and wood, capped with brass.