Straight gold inlaid blade and silver-gilt niello mounts.
Northern Vietnam, 19th century
Made of lacquered wood, it depicts a Chinese-style tiger.
With raised gold overlay and gilt-enamel
With a black and gold metal sleeve, often called "sawasa".
With entirely silver covered hilt and silver mounts on scabbard.
With inscriptions on blade, unusual grooves, and brass inlaid copper mounts.
Nice plain dha as used in Yunnan, Burma, and northern Thailand. Complete with baldric.
Bali keris with fine slanted wrapped pamor, considered to be one of the most powerful pamor.
Rare type of rectangular wooden shield from Vietnam.
A short version of the Vietnamese kiếm sword with a finely carved horn hilt.
Fine silver overlaid dha made in Mindan village, south of Mandalay, gained fame in the 19th century.
Of rather clean design for the area, with separate silver mouth with teeth in hilt.
Sized like the Chinese changren dadao, yet the execution of the hilt is Cambodian.
Based on a Chinese military saber blade, with unusual horn demon hilt
This enigmatic hardwood club is modeled after a sword.
A nice belatu with the rarer gari matuwà style blade.
A peculiar type of knife worn in the north of Nias.
Probably from the French Tonkin campaign of the 1880s.
A rare thousand-year-old dagger from the Khmer empire.
The 9-luk blade of strong proportions is engraved with the face of a demon.
It represents the best of Burmese silversmithing with repousse work in high relief.
Rare sword from the headhunters of Nias. Complete with talismanic basket and belt hook.
Collected by Victor Auguste Robin, a senior officer of the Tonkin expeditionary force 1885-1887.
With a narrow, double fullered blade and sharp tip and brass mounts in the earlier style.
With the characteristic carved face hilt and the rarer "sarong seltoep" scabbard.
An oversized utility knife of the headhunters of Borneo.
Of the hill peoples of the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
Complete example with the rarer feature of inlays at the base of the blade.
A very good sword from South Sulawesi (Celebes) with silver mounts and a dated VOC blade.
With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
Blade marked with VOC Amsterdam monogram, and the year 1769.
The sword of the Sundanese people of the Preanger highlands.
Early piece with an unusual European-style stiletto blade.
A heavy Sin-Vietnamese fighting knife, with recently polished blade.
Complete with a large number of darts, some with poisoned tips.
Long piece, original length, with aso motif inlaid in blade.
With dramatically shaped blades and inlaid hilts.
Utilizing a Chinese guard and following the Chinese hilt design.
With naginata-style blades, and lavish gilt copper mounts.
With silver overlaid blade and silver mounts worked in repousse. With some of Burne's personal items.
Cast brass shield of a ceremonial type that was used during sword dances in Aceh.
Large, heavy single-edged example with iron mounts.
Belt buckle from West-Java, worn by Peranakan and wealthy Javanese women.
A Palembang style sword with a fine twist-core blade and carved hardwood scabbard.
A very rare flask used by Chin men of Burma for sipping nicotine water.
A fine ceremonial paddle of the Ngaju Dayak of southern Borneo.
This style was produced in Tangerang, just West of Batavia, now Jakarta.
An unusual variety, shortened to carbine size, with a chicken wing wood stock.
The sword of the Murut headhunters of northern Borneo.
These ornate versions with hairpin forged blades were worn by local royalty.
Weapons not for man, but for an unfortunate rooster. Retired, in a hardwood box.