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Wide bladed Sino-Vietnamese knife

Wide Sino-Vietnamese knife

Large bowie-type blade with prominent raised backedge.
Vietnamese all metal kiem straightsword

All-metal Vietnamese kiem

A very rare ceremonial variety with copper scabbard inlaid with different alloys, and a brass blade.
Vietnamese dha logo

Vietnamese dha in early style

Wih fine embossed silver mounts and an unusual blade with spiked tip.
Burmese scroll holder logo

Burmese silver manuscript holder

For holding and protecting important documents.
Burmese silver lime box logo

Burmese silver lime container

Finely worked in repousse with ten figures on container and lid.
Thai Niello sword

Thai gilded silver niello sword

Straight gold inlaid blade and silver-gilt niello mounts.
Rare set of Vietnamese pellet bows and string board logo

Rare Vietnamese pellet bow set

An exceedingly rare set with fine mother of pearl inlaid string board
SE-asian-dha-musashi-namako-tsuba-logo

SE Asian dha with "Musashi tsuba"

In excavated condition, with copper alloy hilt.
Unusual Vietnamese truong dao logo

Unusual Vietnamese trường đao

With forward swept iron guard and swollen grip.
Northern Vietnamese saber logo

A Tonkinese saber

Northern Vietnam, 19th century
Southeast Asian shield logo

Thai wooden shield

Made of lacquered wood, it depicts a Chinese-style tiger.
Colonial revolving matchlock with Vietnamese decoration logo

Colonial revolving matchlock gun

With five chamber canister. The whole in silver gilt overlay with Vietnamese decorative elements.
17th century Vietnamese lance

17th century Vietnamese lance

With a black and gold metal sleeve, often called "sawasa".
Southeast Asian katana logo

Japanese inspired Asian sword

Inspired by uchigatana brought into Vietnam by Japanese refugees who settled along the coast.
Kachin Ntugalu sword

Ntugalu

Kachin name for a long straight sword.
Silver mounted dha logo

Silver mounted dha

With entirely silver covered hilt and silver mounts on scabbard.
Rare bird dha logo

Rare bird dha

One of the rarest forms of dha, with a hilt and scabbard carved like a bird.
Heavy dha logo

Heavy dha

The thick and heavy blade is marked with a script that has yet to be identified.
Burmese dha logo

Burmese dha with interesting blade

With inscriptions on blade, unusual grooves, and brass inlaid copper mounts.
Mainsa dha logo

Mainsa dha

Term coined by Bell in 1907, describing a dha that by then was mainly of Chinese make.
Vietnamese ruler logo

One of my favorite items...

... and it is not even a weapon!

Vietnamese rectangular wooden shield logo

Vietnamese wooden shield

Rare type of rectangular wooden shield from Vietnam.
Vietnamese short kiem logo

Vietnamese shortsword

A short version of the Vietnamese kiếm sword with a finely carved horn hilt.
Silver hilted keris coteng logo

Silver hilted keris coteng

A textbook example of this rare and early type of keris.
Cambodian long saber logo

Cambodian long saber

Sized like the Chinese changren dadao, yet the execution of the hilt is Cambodian.
Chinese demon head saber

Chinese demon head saber

Based on a Chinese military saber blade, with unusual horn demon hilt
Tonkin arms group

Group of arms from Tonkin

Probably from the French Tonkin campaign of the 1880s.
Khmer dagger

Khmer dagger

A rare thousand-year-old dagger from the Khmer empire.
Fine Burmese silver repousse sword scabbard

Fine Burmese silver sword scabbard

It represents the best of Burmese silversmithing with repousse work in high relief.
Tonkinese saber collected 1885-1887 logo

Tonkinese saber

Collected by Victor Auguste Robin, a senior officer of the Tonkin expeditionary force 1885-1887.
Antique Vietnamese saber logo

Nimble Vietnamese saber

With a narrow, double fullered blade and sharp tip and brass mounts in the earlier style.
Montagnard saber logo

Montagnard short saber

Of the hill peoples of the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
Sino-Vietnamese dagger

Polished Sino-Vietnamese dagger

A heavy Sin-Vietnamese fighting knife, with recently polished blade.
Broad Vietnamese fighting knife

Broad Vietnamese knife

Broad bladed example with horn hilt and engraved blade.
Laos double swords logo

Flame backed double swords

With dramatically shaped blades and inlaid hilts.
Vietnamese kiem in Chinese style

Vietnamese kiếm in Chinese stye

Utilizing a Chinese guard and following the Chinese hilt design.
Vietnamese matchlock musket logo

Súng hỏa mai

Vietnamese word for matchlock musket.
Thai royal pole arms logo

Pair of Siamese royal pole arms

With naginata-style blades, and lavish gilt copper mounts.
The dha of O.T. Burne

The O.T. Burne dha

With silver overlaid blade and silver mounts worked in repousse. With some of Burne's personal items.
Antique Vietnamese spearhead logo

Vietnamese single edged spearhead

Large, heavy single-edged example with iron mounts.
Chin nicotine flask logo

Chin nicotine flask

A very rare flask used by Chin men of Burma for sipping nicotine water.
Lin gin dha logo

A streaked lin gin

These ornate versions with hairpin forged blades were worn by local royalty.
Scientific analysis of southeast Asian swords logo

Scientific analysis of two Southeast Asian swords

Using X-ray fluorescence and radiocarbon dating.
Khmer style dha

SE Asian dha (carbon 14 dated)

In excavated condition. With XRF and radiocarbon dating results.
Old excavated dha logo

An old dha (carbon 14 dated)

Found in excavated condition, published with results of c-14 and XRF analysis.
Prince Constantin Wiasemsky dha

The Wiasemsky Montagnard dha

Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
Old excavated dha logo

An excavated dha sword

With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
Sawasa logo

Sawasa

A term used for colonial Asian metalwork in black and gold.
Sawasa hunting hanger logo

A sawasa hunting hanger

Sawasa is a copper-gold alloy that was patinated a "raven black" and then highlights were parcel-gilt.
Wood hilted dahmjaun

Wood hilted dahmjaun

With iron ferrule and copper and silver overlaid blade.