A simple early 20th-century fighting dagger with ribbed grip.
With engraved spine and unusual all brass pommel.
Weapons not for man, but for an unfortunate rooster. Retired, in a hardwood box.
An oversized utility knife of the headhunters of Borneo.
Of the hill peoples of the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
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.
A workhorse with a stamped mark at the base of the blade.
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.
Presented in this article is a somewhat rare example of a purely practical Vietna
With iron ferrule and copper and silver overlaid blade.
Complete with a large number of darts, some with poisoned tips.
Late 19th century with a good, well-made blade.
With carved wooden hilt with a beautiful deep patina. Blade in old finish.
Of slender type with a chiseled iron knot shaped bolster.
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.
This style was produced in Tangerang, just West of Batavia, now Jakarta.
Early piece with an unusual European-style stiletto blade.
With pierced mounts and velvet-covered scabbard.
Of late 19th century make, with a very good blade.
A type of long keris often described as "execution keris".
With a heavy blade of elegant slender form. Complete with tools.
These sabers from Kalimantan exhibit a mix of European, Islamic, and local styles.
This enigmatic hardwood club is modeled after a sword.
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.
Of an all-wooden construction, simulating a sheathed long saber.
With fine silver mounts worked in repousse with designs of flowers and foliage.
With a finely crafted silver handle with dragons and squirrels, mounted on a malacca cane.
Also known as kothimora khukuri, in a scabbard with repousse silver mounts.
Named so after the two ridges that are formed on the bi-fullered blade.
Of domed shape with upturned rim and indigo cotton lining.
In original condition and period finish. Some losses, no repairs.
The famous sidearm of the headhunters of Borneo.
A nice example that can serve as a benchmark to help date others.
A charming and somewhat unusual example of a Thai dáap (ดาบ).
Often called "kothimora khukuri", with scabbards mounted in repousse and pierced silver.
A rare set of twin knives in a single scabbard.
An unusual dha with features of various cultures.
A saber that is peculiar to the southern part of the island of Borneo.
A rare variation of one of the rarest forms of Indonesian arms.
A fine eastern Tibetan example with silver braided scabbard mounts.
An unusual Vietnamese officer saber of the 19th century, with an all-horn hilt.