A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
It has a narrow but sturdy blade with a springy temper.
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
A very fine specimen with VOC blade and ruby-set scabbard.
An outstanding example with very fine silver and moth-of-pearl work.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
An exceptionally large example with silver-clad scabbard.
Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
On a sturdy, user-grade blade with temper line.
A charming and somewhat unusual example of a Thai dáap (ดาบ).
The famous sidearm of the headhunters of Borneo.
With less common wooden hilt and elaborately inlaid blade in brass, copper and silver.
With markings attributing it to the Tongzhou incident and a Japanese surrender tag.
An old warhorse with several repairs.
In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
In original condition and period finish. Some losses, no repairs.
With Hindu style basket hilt and local blade in European style.
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.
Built around an imported blade, with a human head shaped pommel.
These ornate versions with hairpin forged blades were worn by local royalty.
Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
With Persian style blade, showing Indian workmanship.
This style was worn by nobles and senior officials.
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.