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Qing military rattan shield production
Translation of a page from Qing regulations that describes the production of the Qing military rattan shield.
Chinese tiger shield
A large Chinese rattan shield called tengpai, used by special front-line troops.
Gilt duanjian with foreign blade
Unusual Chinese duanjian with fine gilt mounts and a blade of non-Chinese origin.
Malabar coast Moplah sword
A fine and somewhat unusual specimen, with engraved brass mounts and hardwood grip.
Balinese keris of Ferdinand Blok
The 9-luk blade of strong proportions is engraved with the face of a demon.
Large Aceh peurise
A very fine and exceptionally large example fo the Aceh rattan shield.
Chinese demon head saber
Based on a Chinese military saber blade, with unusual horn demon hilt
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.
Tibetan oracle crown skull
A flaming skull that was once part of the crown of a Tibetan oracle.
Sword of the Mapilla Muslims of the Malabar Coast, South India.
Jūmonji yari (hozon)
A fine cross-shaped yari made by Enju Nobakatsu, with NBTHK Hozon papers.
South Nias word for a specific type of sword.
Nias word for zoomorphic sword hilts with an open mouth with fangs.
A South Nias belatu salà
Rare sword from the headhunters of Nias. Complete with talismanic basket and belt hook.
A milam of the Garo
This peculiar sword was used by the Garo people of Assam for fighting, clearing the jungle, and animal sacrifices.
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 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.
Maori taiaha war staff
Of the practical fighting type, made of a dense wood known as eroa.
Fine inlaid sikin panjang
Complete example with the rarer feature of inlays at the base of the blade.
Sulawesi sword with VOC blade
A very good sword from South Sulawesi (Celebes) with silver mounts and a dated VOC blade.
Tiger hilt sword with VOC blade
With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
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.
West-Javanese stiletto dagger
Early piece with an unusual European-style stiletto blade.
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.
Persian wootz double spearhead
Finely crafted wootz blade, and golden inlays at the base.
Neyze (نیزه )
Persian word for spear/lance.
Persian wootz spearhead
Made using Persian wootz. Pronounced features, chiseled socket.
Lìngjiàn (令箭) or "Command Arrow"
A special arrow used to prove one's authority.
A variety of Dayak blowgun dart.
Dayak name for a blowgun dart
Dayak dart quiver with darts
Complete with a large number of darts, some with poisoned tips.
Malay name for the Dayak blowgun.
Fine Dayak blowgun
Long piece, original length, with aso motif inlaid in blade.
Flame backed double swords
With dramatically shaped blades and inlaid hilts.
Vietnamese kiếm in Chinese stye
Utilizing a Chinese guard and following the Chinese hilt design.
Súng hỏa mai
Vietnamese word for matchlock musket.
Persian wootz axe
With fine chiseled decoration and largely intact koftgari.
Heavy Sikh chakram
Traditionally associated with Vishnu, it was an essential piece of equipment for the Sikh nihang.
Rajput sosun pattah
With wootz blade, Marwari style hilt, and its original red velvet scabbard.
With Persian wootz blade, engraved at forte with floral designs.
Kutch shamshir for Benson
Blade of Persian shamshir form, but of Indian make. Mounts in Kutch style gilt copper.
A fine north Indian dagger
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.