A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
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.
Built around an imported blade, with a human head shaped pommel.
Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
Large and heavy example with the notable Umlauff provenance.
A standard pattern Qing military saber, but with the rare addition of a label in Manchu.
Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
Blade marked with VOC Amsterdam monogram, and the year 1769.
With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
This peculiar sword was used by the Garo people of Assam for fighting, clearing the jungle, and animal sacrifices.
Unusual Chinese duanjian with fine gilt mounts and a blade of non-Chinese origin.
Nice and complete example with talisman basket. Probably 20th century.
Rare double-edged shortsword of the Ifugao of northern Luzon.
The very detailed mountings are decorated with designs of Japanese spiny lobsters.
Mentioning the son of a Maharajah and a year corresponding to 1887 A.D.
The basket hilt is elaborately overlaid with silver in floral designs.
A curious slashing weapon from northern Borneo.
Of the silver overlaid type made in Mindan, with an unusual story on the blade.
With markings attributing it to the Tongzhou incident and a Japanese surrender tag.
Fine silver overlaid dha made in Mindan village, south of Mandala