Collected by Victor Auguste Robin, a senior officer of the Tonkin expeditionary force 1885-1887.
Of the hill peoples of the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
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 very rare flask used by Chin men of Burma for sipping nicotine water.
These ornate versions with hairpin forged blades were worn by local royalty.
With iron ferrule and copper and silver overlaid blade.
An unusually ornate version of what is normally a very simple weapon.
A simple early 20th-century fighting dagger with ribbed grip.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
With a Parisian blade carrying the royal emblem of King Rama IV.
A fine example with silver overlaid spearhead and silver ferrule with niello inlay.
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.
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.
With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
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.
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.
A rare set of twin knives in a single scabbard.
A signed and dated Burmese dha.
An earlier example with an iconographic hilt.
A rare Burmese weapon combining a percussion carbine with a short sword.
With carved stone handles and superb workmanship in silver and mother-of-pearl.
A large Kachin style square-ended dha in Shan style mountings.
A rare combination of full-length double Vietnamese swords with live blades.
With a very good, substantial blade with differential heat treatment.
Of very good quality for this type of weapon.
It has a narrow but sturdy blade with a springy temper.
A magnificent example of a Vietnamese ceremonial saber, or guőm.
Called khiên in Vietnamese.
With a substantial, quality blade.
A very good Vietnamese ceremonial kiem of the Nguyen dynasty.
Made of a single piece of ivory, with a kneeling figure in its base.
The grip made of a single piece, worked in high relief.
Cochinchina, second half of the 18th century.
A nice example with fossil elephant or mastodon molar butt plates.
Ornate Vietnamese guőm (
An unusual Vietnamese officer saber of the 19th century, with an all-horn hilt.
Most antique Vietnamese sabers on the mar
In excavated condition. Probably 15th-17th century.