Made by a maker called Noah in 1809 for a certain Mehemmed Ağa Fî. With beautiful golden overlays on blade.
With a blade of 17th-century European manufacture, with trader's name on it.
With a Parisian blade carrying the royal emblem of King Rama IV.
With a straight blade of asymmetrical grind and a strongly Chinese inspired scabbard.
With fine carved hilts, substantial bronze D-guards, and subtle signs of heat treatment on the blades.
With a very fine Persian blade of "brilliant black" wootz.
Persian wootz shamshir in a talwar hilt from Lahore.
With rare pale buffalo horn hilt with gold alloy inlays.
With parcel gilding and ruby eyes, in a fine silver repousse scabbard.
The wide blade with clipped tip mounted on a riveted wooden grip.
Plain when sheathed, unsheathing reveals a rather nice silver overlaid blade.
With elaborate silver overlaid blade and inlaid iron hilt.
A typical example with a nice forge folded blade with differential heat treatment.
These sabers from Kalimantan exhibit a mix of European, Islamic, and local styles.
A step above the norm in quality for this period, with nicely pierced mounts.
With brass mounts and ray skin covered scabbard.
Of typical southern form with a very slender, pointy blade.
With good, layered blade, mounted in forged iron mounts.
With early pierced iron pommel and a style of scabbard worn in Arunachal Pradesh.
Exhibiting an interesting blend of Chinese and Tibetan features.
Of typical form, but with an all-silver hilt that carries Chinese silver marks.
An early version of this iconic Indian weapon, with its characteristic swollen tip.
With a recurved blade and elaborate bronze hilt decorated with chakras.
A south Indian saber carrying the name "Sri Bhima Nayak".
With fine overlaid blade this area was known for.
With silver-clad scabbard executed in their typical style.
Its blade portraying the story of one of the previous lives of Guatama Buddha.
A typical example, complete with lacquered scabbard.
A rarer configuration, normally mounted with brass in this period. With a chrome-plated blade.
From the Ming-Qing transition period, with many typical Ming features.
A short, stout Chinese straightsword of a type used by village defenses across the empire.
A peculiar Chinese dadao with markings attributing it to a Hui army or battallion.
A nice example that can serve as a benchmark to help date others.
With elaborately pierced and chased silver scabbard.
With finer forge folded blade than most of its type.
The 17th-century blade is mounted in fittings designed by Philip Tom and executed by Vince Evans some 20 years ago.
With very good pattern welded blade, complete with scabbard.
Of the exact type seen in use by the famous 29th Route Army.
With staghorn grip finely carved with plum blossoms.
Of a late 19th century type with a silver-backed hardwood grip.
With wide, pattern-welded blade.
Of an all-wooden construction, simulating a sheathed long saber.
A very early example of the type, with locally made rapier style blade.
A rare set of twin knives in a single scabbard.
A signed and dated Burmese dha.
An earlier example with an iconographic hilt.
A rare Burmese weapon combining a percussion carbine with a short sword.
With carved stone handles and superb workmanship in silver and mother-of-pearl.
A typical example of the better sikin panjang with a golden crown.
With wootz handle with fine pierced pommel dome.
With a good blade and a set of fittings that exceed the quality of most of this period.
With influences from several cultures that are rarely seen on a single blade.