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Silver overlaid Chinese hook sword
Typical Chinese hook sword, with seldom-seen fine silver wire overlay.
Fine long glat mandau
A testament to why the Long Glat were known as expert blade makers.
Large Qing military sword
Probably of Southern origin, with a straight blade and flaring tip.
Outstanding set of húdiédāo
A set of the rarer long and wide variety with very well-carved hilts and good overall finish.
Southern Chinese húdiédāo set
Wide-bladed pair with eccentric hilt features. Complete with scabbard.
Chinese military saber marked 1876
Southern Chinese officer style saber with later inscription H.Hunt 1876.
Qing páidāo (shield knife)
With Tongzhi reign marks, corresponding to the year 1863.
Marwari talwar with 1857 dated hilt
The hilt is in the typical Marwari Rajput style, made by Ram Namar in 1857 A.D.
Very good Mindan dha
With silver overlay on iron even continued on its hilt.
Mindan Ramayana dha
Fine Mindan dha with a scene from the Ramayana on its blade.
Fine silver overlaid dha made in Mindan village, south of Mandalay, gained fame in the 19th century.
Chinese ring pommeled knife
Of a type used by bandits, brigands, pirates, and the like.
Slender hudiedao pair
A classic example of the narrow military type, with brass guards.
Hudiedao set with scabbard
Classic pair of Southern Chinese butterfly swords.
Group of arms from Tonkin
Probably from the French Tonkin campaign of the 1880s.
Balinese keris of Ferdinand Blok
The 9-luk blade of strong proportions is engraved with the face of a demon.
Sialkot (production center)
A town well-known for its arms production, and gold overlay work (koftgari)
Punjabi koftgari lockbox
Iron lockbox with key, decorated with the gold koftgari normally seen on arms.
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.
Large Chinese hunting knife
With fine blade in recent polish. With resting scabbard.