A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
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.
Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
With gold plated hilt and pattern welded blade.
Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
The sword of the Sundanese people of the Preanger highlands.
Blade marked with VOC Amsterdam monogram, and the year 1769.
With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
Made of palm wood, entirely decorated with plaited work.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
Nice and complete example with talisman basket. Probably 20th century.
Rare double-edged shortsword of the Ifugao of northern Luzon.