A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
With fine twist-core pamor and carved wooden scabbard.
With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
The only set of its type known to me in both private and museum collections.
Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
Broad bladed example with horn hilt and engraved blade.
Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
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.
A textbook example of this rare and early type of keris.
A curious slashing weapon from northern Borneo.
Of the silver overlaid type made in Mindan, with an unusual story on the blade.
In the style of a Malay keris panjang.
With fine flaming pamor blade and notched "cekah redut" hilt.
Of a type likely produced by the Shan people and traded widely in the region.
The thick and heavy blade is marked with a script that has yet to be identified.
Fine silver overlaid dha made in Mindan village, south of Mandalay, gained fame in the 19th century.
Fine Mindan dha with a scene from the Ramayana on its blade.
With silver overlay on iron even continued on its hilt.
A charming Balinese keris holder in the form of Hanuman, the brave monkey king.
With forward swept iron guard and swollen grip.
In excavated condition, with copper alloy hilt.
An exceedingly rare set with fine mother of pearl inlaid string board
A nice example with unusually fine lacquerwork and a monogram in the lid.
For holding and protecting important documents.
Carved with typically Dayak aso motifs.
Carved of amber-colored horn, with an ancestral face with metal inlays.
Made of carved wood with metal inlays for eyes and mouth.
Rare old keris handle made into a European wax seal.
Complete with key, inside divider and four silver containers.
Sawasa is metalware in black and gold made primarily for the Dutch expat community in Asia.
Upgraded with filigree to resemble a snuff bottle.
One of his classic designs, signed by the maker.
Pierced and chiseled showing an 18th century European vessel.
Unusual tsuba with foreign figures and Chinese auspicious symbols.
Very delicate work with carved guardian lions.
A fine example, probably meant for Palembang royalty.
Of typical South Borneo workmanship, but formed like a mandau from Kutai.
With floral overlay, kinatah, typical for the period.