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.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
Weapons not for man, but for an unfortunate rooster. Retired, in a hardwood box.
Of the hill peoples of the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
An oversized utility knife of the headhunters of Borneo.
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 classic example with an older blade and timaha wood scabbard.
A very rare flask used by Chin men of Burma for sipping nicotine water.
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.
With iron ferrule and copper and silver overlaid blade.
With carved wooden hilt with a beautiful deep patina. Blade in old finish.
Complete with a large number of darts, some with poisoned tips.
Presented in this article is a somewhat rare example of a purely practical Vietna
The sword and everyday tool of the headhunters of Borneo.
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.
Early piece with an unusual European-style stiletto blade.
A type of long keris often described as "execution keris".
These sabers from Kalimantan exhibit a mix of European, Islamic, and local styles.
In excavated condition. With XRF and radiocarbon dating results.
This enigmatic hardwood club is modeled after a sword.
With a very good, substantial blade with differential heat treatment.
On a sturdy, user-grade blade with temper line.
An almost textbook example of a silver-plated kalasan.
Of an all-wooden construction, simulating a sheathed long saber.
With a finely crafted silver handle with dragons and squirrels, mounted on a malacca cane.
An unusually ornate version of what is normally a very simple weapon.
With cast-bronze guarding figure hilt.
The Dayak people of Borneo used two to three meter long bl
Northern Vietnam, 19th century
A nice example that can serve as a benchmark to help date others.
In original condition and period finish. Some losses, no repairs.
The sword of the Sundanese people of the Preanger highlands.
The famous sidearm of the headhunters of Borneo.
A charming and somewhat unusual example of a Thai dáap (ดาบ).
A heavy Sin-Vietnamese fighting knife, with recently polished blade.
A rare set of twin knives in a single scabbard.
With inscriptions on blade, unusual grooves, and brass inlaid copper mounts.
A saber that is peculiar to the southern part of the island of Borneo.
With double tiered golden crown.
Used in a target archery sport that was originally practiced in the Keraton.
In excavated condition. Probably 15th-17th century.
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.
A rare variation of one of the rarest forms of Indonesian arms.