With dramatically shaped blades and inlaid hilts.
Utilizing a Chinese guard and following the Chinese hilt design.
With silver overlaid blade and silver mounts worked in repousse. With some of Burne's personal items.
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.
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.
Measuring almost a meter, with exceptional blade for a ceremonial keris.
The blade inlaid with brass, complete with a horn scabbard with pierced decoration.
An almost textbook example of a silver-plated kalasan.
With cast-bronze guarding figure hilt.
With exceptionally wide blade, forged with a hardened leading edge.
In original condition and period finish. Some losses, no repairs.
An unusually ornate version of what is normally a very simple weapon.
A simple early 20th-century fighting dagger with ribbed grip.
A peculiar form of dagger found on the northern part of the island of Sumatra.
Of Chinese manufacture, traded widely and used gainst the Dutch during the Aceh Wars in 1873–1904.
A rare variation of one of the rarest forms of Indonesian arms.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
With finely carved horn hilt, silver mounts and reshaped European blade.
With a Parisian blade carrying the royal emblem of King Rama IV.
With less common wooden hilt and elaborately inlaid blade in brass, copper and silver.
The famous sidearm of the headhunters of Borneo.
A fine example with silver overlaid spearhead and silver ferrule with niello inlay.
With rare pale buffalo horn hilt with gold alloy inlays.
A charming and somewhat unusual example of a Thai dáap (ดาบ).
Plain when sheathed, unsheathing reveals a rather nice silver overlaid blade.
With elaborate silver overlaid blade and inlaid iron hilt.
On a sturdy, user-grade blade with temper line.
The sword and everyday tool of the headhunters of Borneo.
A typical example with a nice forge folded blade with differential heat treatment.
With a finely crafted silver handle with dragons and squirrels, mounted on a malacca cane.
These sabers from Kalimantan exhibit a mix of European, Islamic, and local styles.
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
Used in a target archery sport that was originally practiced in the Keraton.
Modeled after the Chinese "guan dao", made of lacquered wood.
Entirely clad in silver and with a differentially heat treated blade.
With fine overlaid blade this area was known for.
With silver-clad scabbard executed in their typical style.
Its blade portraying the story of one of the previous lives of Guatama Buddha.
A nice example that can serve as a benchmark to help date others.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
Undulating bilah blade of eleven luk.
With staghorn grip finely carved with plum blossoms.
Of a late 19th century type with a silver-backed hardwood grip.
Of an all-wooden construction, simulating a sheathed long saber.
With beautifully carved horn grip.
A rare set of twin knives in a single scabbard.
A signed and dated Burmese dha.