Tjikeroeh (Cikeruh) was a hamlet in the Sumedang Regency, West-Sumatra.
A review of the Mughal arms exhibit ad the Wereldmuseum Leiden.
Typical Chinese hook sword, with seldom-seen fine silver wire overlay.
The style typical of Kutch, the execution far above what is normally seen on work from that area.
A fine, Circa 400-year-old blade in 19th-century tachi mountings.
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Persian steel shield with fine Qajar style painted dome.
Nice and complete with opaque green hilt and scabbard mounts.
With a golden damascened lock of the Indo-Portuguese type.
Consisting of shield, helmet and arm protector.
With floral overlay, kinatah, typical for the period.
Resist-dyed cotton in white and indigo, with three fans mon.
An early fighting piece with strong reinforcing langet and broad, cobra shaped tip.
Wih fine embossed silver mounts and an unusual blade with spiked tip.
The unusual blade is paired with a unique, probably also very early, hilt.
Of typical South Borneo workmanship, but formed like a mandau from Kutai.
With exceptional, well crafted and heavy blade.
A very nice Kenyah mandau with engraved blade and most of its hair intact.
A testament to why the Long Glat were known as expert blade makers.
A fine example, probably meant for Palembang royalty.
With designs of animals, often attributed to Lucknow, north India.
Carved out of copper alloy with details highlighted in gold.
Curious early tsuba with the beginning of the Western alphabet inscribed into it.
Very delicate work with carved guardian lions.
Of pierced iron, elaborately cut with lotus petal border.