Straight gold inlaid blade and silver-gilt niello mounts.
Northern Vietnam, 19th century
With early blade of "brilliant black" wootz.
A once fine example that had a bit of a rough life.
Made of lacquered wood, it depicts a Chinese-style tiger.
An iron weight that was attached to a long leather strap.
Consisting of an iron weight on a long leather strap.
With raised gold overlay and gilt-enamel
With a black and gold metal sleeve, often called "sawasa".
The walrus ivory hilt is expertly carved. The blade is wootz with fine gold overlay.
An over 400-year-old Mughal court dagger. Once lavishly decorated with gold.
With entirely silver covered hilt and silver mounts on scabbard.
With inscriptions on blade, unusual grooves, and brass inlaid copper mounts.
Nice plain dha as used in Yunnan, Burma, and northern Thailand. Complete with baldric.
Bali keris with fine slanted wrapped pamor, considered to be one of the most powerful pamor.
Rare type of rectangular wooden shield from Vietnam.
A short version of the Vietnamese kiếm sword with a finely carved horn hilt.
Fine silver overlaid dha made in Mindan village, south of Mandalay, gained fame in the 19th century.
A rarer variety with a hilt that takes inspiration from the kora and talwar.
With massive blade and silk brocade decorated scabbard.
Of rather clean design for the area, with separate silver mouth with teeth in hilt.
Sized like the Chinese changren dadao, yet the execution of the hilt is Cambodian.
Based on a Chinese military saber blade, with unusual horn demon hilt
Carbon dated to 1175-1275 A.D. with 95,4% certainty, the height of the Mongol conquest period.
This enigmatic hardwood club is modeled after a sword.
A nice belatu with the rarer gari matuwà style blade.
A peculiar type of knife worn in the north of Nias.
Of the 19th century. Ex Stephen Selby collection.
Probably from the French Tonkin campaign of the 1880s.
A rare thousand-year-old dagger from the Khmer empire.
The long version of the jambiya, with blackened, gold inlaid blade.
The 9-luk blade of strong proportions is engraved with the face of a demon.
It represents the best of Burmese silversmithing with repousse work in high relief.
A flaming skull that was once part of the crown of a Tibetan oracle.
Rare sword from the headhunters of Nias. Complete with talismanic basket and belt hook.
Collected by Victor Auguste Robin, a senior officer of the Tonkin expeditionary force 1885-1887.
With a narrow, double fullered blade and sharp tip and brass mounts in the earlier style.
With the characteristic carved face hilt and the rarer "sarong seltoep" scabbard.
An oversized utility knife of the headhunters of Borneo.
Of the hill peoples of the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
Complete example with the rarer feature of inlays at the base of the blade.
A very good sword from South Sulawesi (Celebes) with silver mounts and a dated VOC blade.
With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
Blade marked with VOC Amsterdam monogram, and the year 1769.
The sword of the Sundanese people of the Preanger highlands.
Early piece with an unusual European-style stiletto blade.
A heavy Sin-Vietnamese fighting knife, with recently polished blade.
Finely crafted wootz blade, and golden inlays at the base.
Made using Persian wootz. Pronounced features, chiseled socket.
Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
Complete with a large number of darts, some with poisoned tips.
Long piece, original length, with aso motif inlaid in blade.