A simple early 20th-century fighting dagger with ribbed grip.
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.
A charming little sewar dagger from the island of Sumatra, Indonesia.
Presented in this article is a somewhat rare example of a purely practical Vietna
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.
This style was produced in Tangerang, just West of Batavia, now Jakarta.
These sabers from Kalimantan exhibit a mix of European, Islamic, and local styles.
A type of long keris often described as "execution keris".
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.
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 cast-bronze guarding figure hilt.
With a finely crafted silver handle with dragons and squirrels, mounted on a malacca cane.
Of an all-wooden construction, simulating a sheathed long saber.
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 charming and somewhat unusual example of a Thai dáap (ดาบ).
A rare set of twin knives in a single scabbard.
An unusual Vietnamese officer saber of the 19th century, with an all-horn hilt.
Showing the strong Japanese influence on Vietnamese sword making of the time.
Also known as pedang lurus.
An unusual dha with features of various cultures.
A rare variation of one of the rarest forms of Indonesian arms.
In excavated condition. Probably 15th-17th century.
With double tiered golden crown.
Used in a target archery sport that was originally practiced in the Keraton.
A saber that is peculiar to the southern part of the island of Borneo.
Of a late 19th century type with a silver-backed hardwood grip.
The sword of the Murut headhunters of northern Borneo.
A typical example of the better sikin panjang with a golden crown.
A sikin panjang with a triple golden crown.
Of very good quality for this type of weapon.
With finely carved horn hilt, silver mounts and reshaped European blade.
A very fine Malay matchlock or "satingar" with Indo-Portuguese style luck.
Ornate Vietnamese guőm (
Made of a single piece of ivory, with a kneeling figure in its base.
A large Kachin style square-ended dha in Shan style mountings.
A rare Philippine fighting knife, probably from Luzon island. It has a very well-made blade.
Also called klewang sasak by Indonesian collectors.
With rare pale buffalo horn hilt with gold alloy inlays.
With exceptionally wide blade, forged with a hardened leading edge.
With elaborate silver overlaid blade and inlaid iron hilt.
With less common wooden hilt and elaborately inlaid blade in brass, copper and silver.
A rare Burmese weapon combining a percussion carbine with a short sword.
With staghorn grip finely carved with plum blossoms.