One of his classic designs, signed by the maker.
Of a type likely produced by the Shan people and traded widely in the region.
Made of carved wood with metal inlays for eyes and mouth.
Pierced and chiseled showing an 18th century European vessel.
Very delicate work with carved guardian lions.
The thick and heavy blade is marked with a script that has yet to be identified.
In excavated condition, with copper alloy hilt.
For holding and protecting important documents.
With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
Rare double-edged shortsword of the Ifugao of northern Luzon.
Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
Carved with typically Dayak aso motifs.
Carved of amber-colored horn, with an ancestral face with metal inlays.
Broad bladed example with horn hilt and engraved blade.
Nice and complete example with talisman basket. Probably 20th century.
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
Fine silver overlaid dha made in Mindan village, south of Mandalay, gained fame in the 19th century.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
With forward swept iron guard and swollen grip.
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
Rare old keris handle made into a European wax seal.
Upgraded with filigree to resemble a snuff bottle.
In the style of a Malay keris panjang.
With fine twist-core pamor and carved wooden scabbard.
Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
Unusual tsuba with foreign figures and Chinese auspicious symbols.
With fine flaming pamor blade and notched "cekah redut" hilt.
Fine Mindan dha with a scene from the Ramayana on its blade.
Of typical South Borneo workmanship, but formed like a mandau from Kutai.
Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
With silver overlay on iron even continued on its hilt.
A curious slashing weapon from northern Borneo.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
A textbook example of this rare and early type of keris.
Sawasa is metalware in black and gold made primarily for the Dutch expat community in Asia.
A nice example with unusually fine lacquerwork and a monogram in the lid.
Of the silver overlaid type made in Mindan, with an unusual story on the blade.
Complete with key, inside divider and four silver containers.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
With floral overlay, kinatah, typical for the period.
A fine example, probably meant for Palembang royalty.
An exceedingly rare set with fine mother of pearl inlaid string board
A charming Balinese keris holder in the form of Hanuman, the brave monkey king.
The only set of its type known to me in both private and museum collections.