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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.
Burmese betel knives logo

Pair of Burmese overlaid knives

Very rare set of Burmese knives from Mindan village.
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.
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
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
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.
Iron hilt Mindan dha logo

Very good Mindan dha

With silver overlay on iron even continued on its hilt.
Mindan Yama zatdaw dha logo

Mindan Ramayana dha

Fine Mindan dha with a scene from the Ramayana on its blade.
Silver mounted dha logo

Silver mounted dha

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

Mindan dha

Fine silver overlaid dha made in Mindan village, south of Mandalay, gained fame in the 19th century.
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.
Very fine Mindan dha logo

Very fine Mindan dha

Fine silver overlaid dha made in Mindan village, south of Mandalay, gained fame in the 19th century.
Mindan dha logo

Dha with story of Maung Tin

Of the silver overlaid type made in Mindan, with an unusual story on the blade.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prince Constantin Wiasemsky dha

The Wiasemsky Montagnard dha

Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
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.
Dha hmyuang logo

Dha hmyaung

Alternative spelling of da̱hmjaun, the Burmese word for their dagger.