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.
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 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.
A chiseled iron sword guard depicting a Dutch ship with a figure on its stern.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
Unusual piece with depiction of a foreign figure.