This enigmatic hardwood club is modeled after a sword.
A nice belatu with the rarer gari matuwà style blade.
Of the 19th century. Ex Stephen Selby collection.
Probably from the French Tonkin campaign of the 1880s.
The 9-luk blade of strong proportions is engraved with the face of a demon.
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.
Early piece with an unusual European-style stiletto 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.
With dramatically shaped blades and inlaid hilts.
From the P. Holstein collection, published in 1931.
Utilizing a Chinese guard and following the Chinese hilt design.
With fine chiseled decoration and largely intact koftgari.
With silver overlaid blade and silver mounts worked in repousse. With some of Burne's personal items.
A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.
A remarkable example of bladesmithing with a 5 row twist-core pattern that meanders over the blade.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
With an armory stamp dated Hijri 1326, corresponding to about 1908.
A small, heavily reinforced buckler as used by Ottoman Kurdish infantry.
With a long, sword-like blade characteristic of this type. With original belt.
A Palembang style sword with a fine twist-core blade and carved hardwood scabbard.
This style was worn by nobles and senior officials.
A very rare flask used by Chin men of Burma for sipping nicotine water.
A fine ceremonial paddle of the Ngaju Dayak of southern Borneo.
This style was produced in Tangerang, just West of Batavia, now Jakarta.
An unusual variety, shortened to carbine size, with a chicken wing wood stock.
The sword of the Murut headhunters of northern Borneo.
These ornate versions with hairpin forged blades were worn by local royalty.
A style of dagger often associated with the pilgrimage to Mecca.
With triple grooves and in heavy silver mountings.
With lacquered shaft. Previously sold at Sotheby's in 1985.
Weapons not for man, but for an unfortunate rooster. Retired, in a hardwood box.
Measuring almost a meter, with exceptional blade for a ceremonial keris.
A very rare type of dagger that originates from the borderlands of Eastern Tibet and Sichuan.
With carved wooden hilt with a beautiful deep patina. Blade in old finish.
With Hindu style basket hilt and local blade in European style.
The blade inlaid with brass, complete with a horn scabbard with pierced decoration.
An almost textbook example of a silver-plated kalasan.
With cast-bronze guarding figure hilt.
With exceptionally wide blade, forged with a hardened leading edge.
In original condition and period finish. Some losses, no repairs.