Unusual Chinese duanjian with fine gilt mounts and a blade of non-Chinese origin.
A fine and somewhat unusual specimen, with engraved brass mounts and hardwood grip.
A wakizashi by master Kunikiyo, tested by the most famous sword tester of 17th century Japan.
With a sayagaki by Honma sensei attributing it to Yosozaemon.
With Nanban-style guard and kozuka. Signed Fujiwara Hisayoshi.
Rare sword from the headhunters of Nias. Complete with talismanic basket and belt hook.
This peculiar sword was used by the Garo people of Assam for fighting, clearing the jungle, and animal sacrifices.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
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.
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.
Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
With fine blade in recent polish. With resting scabbard.
With gold plated hilt and pattern welded blade.
With dramatically shaped blades and inlaid hilts.
With bat-shaped guard. A very high-quality example for the time period.
Indian gauntlet sword with German blade made in Solingen.
From the P. Holstein collection, published in 1931.
Utilizing a Chinese guard and following the Chinese hilt design.
With wootz blade, Marwari style hilt, and its original red velvet scabbard.
With Persian wootz blade, engraved at forte with floral designs.
With silver overlaid blade and silver mounts worked in repousse. With some of Burne's personal items.
Blade of Persian shamshir form, but of Indian make. Mounts in Kutch style gilt copper.
A fine Marwari talwar presented to the Dewan (chief minister) of Bikaner in 1756 A.D.
An unusually ornate iteration of the design, intended for Hindu ceremonies.
An early example, late Vijayanagara empire, with a fine wootz spatulate blade.
With charming zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
A remarkable example of bladesmithing with a 5 row twist-core pattern that meanders over the blade.
A 19th-century type with an etched blade, simulating patterned steel.
A simple piece, but with a nicely etched blade typical for the Tibetan / Sichuan borderlands.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
With an armory stamp dated Hijri 1326, corresponding to about 1908.
A standard pattern Qing military saber, but with the rare addition of a label in Manchu.
Large and heavy example with the notable Umlauff provenance.
A Palembang style sword with a fine twist-core blade and carved hardwood scabbard.
This style was worn by nobles and senior officials.
With Persian style blade, showing Indian workmanship.
Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
Jinchuan aborigines sword, the Qianlong emperor's name for this type of sword.
Produced in the ordnance factory in Zengbu, near Guangzhou.
The sword of the Murut headhunters of northern Borneo.
These ornate versions with hairpin forged blades were worn by local royalty.
A heavy piece with a substantial blade, with smooth bronze mounts.
A classic set of Chinese double swords, complete with suspension and hook.
Cantonese double swords with archaic dragon design mounts.