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Unusual Vietnamese trường đao
With forward swept iron guard and swollen grip.
A Tonkinese saber
Northern Vietnam, 19th century
17th century Vietnamese lance
With a black and gold metal sleeve, often called "sawasa".
One of my favorite items...
... and it is not even a weapon!
Chinese demon head saber
Based on a Chinese military saber blade, with unusual horn demon hilt
Group of arms from Tonkin
Probably from the French Tonkin campaign of the 1880s.
Collected by Victor Auguste Robin, a senior officer of the Tonkin expeditionary force 1885-1887.
Polished Sino-Vietnamese dagger
A heavy Sin-Vietnamese fighting knife, with recently polished blade.
Broad Vietnamese knife
Broad bladed example with horn hilt and engraved blade.
Vietnamese single edged spearhead
Large, heavy single-edged example with iron mounts.
A sawasa hunting hanger
Sawasa is a copper-gold alloy that was patinated a "raven black" and then highlights were parcel-gilt.