A simple early 20th-century fighting dagger with ribbed grip.
Belt buckle from West-Java, worn by Peranakan and wealthy Javanese women.
Cast brass shield of a ceremonial type that was used during sword dances in Aceh.
Of the hill peoples of the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
An oversized utility knife of the headhunters of Borneo.
Weapons not for man, but for an unfortunate rooster. Retired, in a hardwood box.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
A peculiar form of dagger found on the northern part of the island of Sumatra.
Large, heavy single-edged example with iron mounts.
A charming little sewar dagger from the island of Sumatra, Indonesia.
A good example of this peculiar style of Sumatran dagger.
A classic example with an older blade and timaha wood scabbard.
A very rare flask used by Chin men of Burma for sipping nicotine water.
Complete with a large number of darts, some with poisoned tips.
With carved wooden hilt with a beautiful deep patina. Blade in old finish.
Presented in this article is a somewhat rare example of a purely practical Vietna
With iron ferrule and copper and silver overlaid blade.
Modeled after the Chinese "guan dao", made of lacquered wood.
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
A typical example with a nice forge folded blade with differential heat treatment.
The sword and everyday tool of the headhunters of Borneo.
Early piece with an unusual European-style stiletto blade.
Nice plain dha as used in Yunnan, Burma, and northern Thailand. Complete with baldric.
This style was produced in Tangerang, just West of Batavia, now Jakarta.
A rare type of dagger from South Kalimantan, loosely based on Islamic daggers seen worn by traders.
This enigmatic hardwood club is modeled after a sword.
A type of long keris often described as "execution keris".
In excavated condition. With XRF and radiocarbon dating results.
These sabers from Kalimantan exhibit a mix of European, Islamic, and local styles.
With a very good, substantial blade with differential heat treatment.
An almost textbook example of a silver-plated kalasan.
On a sturdy, user-grade blade with temper line.
Of an all-wooden construction, simulating a sheathed long saber.
Northern Vietnam, 19th century
With cast-bronze guarding figure hilt.
The Dayak people of Borneo used two to three meter long bl
An unusually ornate version of what is normally a very simple weapon.
With a finely crafted silver handle with dragons and squirrels, mounted on a malacca cane.
A very rare sword of a type that may be attributable to the Mandailing people of West Sumatra.
Finely worked in repousse with ten figures on container and lid.
The sword of the Sundanese people of the Preanger highlands.
In original condition and period finish. Some losses, no repairs.
A nice example that can serve as a benchmark to help date others.
The famous sidearm of the headhunters of Borneo.
A heavy Sin-Vietnamese fighting knife, with recently polished blade.
A charming and somewhat unusual example of a Thai dáap (ดาบ).
A rare set of twin knives in a single scabbard.
In excavated condition. Probably 15th-17th century.
With double tiered golden crown.
With inscriptions on blade, unusual grooves, and brass inlaid copper mounts.
Also known as pedang lurus.
An unusual dha with features of various cultures.