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The Padri Gun by Westenenk
Translation from the 1908 Dutch language article by Louis Constant Westenenk.
Dayak word for their sword hilt.
Thai gilded silver niello sword
Straight gold inlaid blade and silver-gilt niello mounts.
Rare Vietnamese pellet bow set
An exceedingly rare set with fine mother of pearl inlaid string board
SE Asian dha with "Musashi tsuba"
In excavated condition, with copper alloy hilt.
Unusual Vietnamese trường đao
With forward swept iron guard and swollen grip.
A Tonkinese saber
Northern Vietnam, 19th century
Thai wooden shield
Made of lacquered wood, it depicts a Chinese-style tiger.
Old Hanuman keris holder
A charming Balinese keris holder in the form of Hanuman, the brave monkey king.
17th century Vietnamese lance
With a black and gold metal sleeve, often called "sawasa".
17th century Javanese tombak
With floral overlay, kinatah, typical for the period.
Japanese inspired Asian sword
Inspired by uchigatana brought into Vietnam by Japanese refugees who settled along the coast.
Kachin name for a long straight sword.
Silver mounted dha
With entirely silver covered hilt and silver mounts on scabbard.
Rare bird dha
One of the rarest forms of dha, with a hilt and scabbard carved like a bird.
Burmese dha with interesting blade
With inscriptions on blade, unusual grooves, and brass inlaid copper mounts.
Term coined by Bell in 1907, describing a dha that by then was mainly of Chinese make.
Indonesian word for pattern on a steel blade. Also the name of the nickel often used for a contrasting effect.
Bali straight keris
With fine flaming pamor blade and notched "cekah redut" hilt.
Balinese keris blade finishing
The Balinese keris is known for its smooth finish with starkly contrasting black iron and silver pamor. This article gives an eye witness account of how this was achieved.
Bali buntel mayat keris
Bali keris with fine slanted wrapped pamor, considered to be one of the most powerful pamor.
One of my favorite items...
... and it is not even a weapon!
European sword blade keris
In the style of a Malay keris panjang.
Vietnamese wooden shield
Rare type of rectangular wooden shield from Vietnam.
A short version of the Vietnamese kiếm sword with a finely carved horn hilt.
A peculiar land Dayak sword with a sharp bend in the blade.
A curious slashing weapon from northern Borneo.
Silver hilted keris coteng
A textbook example of this rare and early type of keris.
Headhunter chief's mandau
A fine Dayak headhunter sword with an exceptionally carved hilt.
Cambodian long saber
Sized like the Chinese changren dadao, yet the execution of the hilt is Cambodian.
Chinese demon head saber
Based on a Chinese military saber blade, with unusual horn demon hilt
Southeast Asian sword club
This enigmatic hardwood club is modeled after a sword.
Ifugao word for a woven rattan covering on handles and shafts.
Ifugao word for a rolled up tang hilt
Ifugao word for a double-edged knife or shortsword with a socket hilt.
Batad Ifugao hinālung
Rare double-edged shortsword of the Ifugao of northern Luzon.
Group of arms from Tonkin
Probably from the French Tonkin campaign of the 1880s.
A rare thousand-year-old dagger from the Khmer empire.
Balinese keris of Ferdinand Blok
The 9-luk blade of strong proportions is engraved with the face of a demon.
Fine Burmese silver sword scabbard
It represents the best of Burmese silversmithing with repousse work in high relief.
Collected by Victor Auguste Robin, a senior officer of the Tonkin expeditionary force 1885-1887.
Nimble Vietnamese saber
With a narrow, double fullered blade and sharp tip and brass mounts in the earlier style.
Rare beladau lebar dagger
A rare type of dagger from South Kalimantan, loosely based on Islamic daggers seen worn by traders.
Rare Modang Mandau
With the characteristic carved face hilt and the rarer "sarong seltoep" scabbard.
A small utility knife used on the island of Borneo. Often carried with the Dayak mandau.
A giant piso raout
An oversized utility knife of the headhunters of Borneo.
Montagnard short saber
Of the hill peoples of the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
Sulawesi sword with VOC blade
A very good sword from South Sulawesi (Celebes) with silver mounts and a dated VOC blade.
Preanger sword with VOC blade
Blade marked with VOC Amsterdam monogram, and the year 1769.
The sword of the Sundanese people of the Preanger highlands.