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Mamluk style sword in talwar hilt

Mamluk style sword in talwar hilt

Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
Qijiadao logo

Qijiadao in Vince Evans mounts

The 17th-century blade is mounted in fittings designed by Philip Tom and executed by Vince Evans some 20 years ago.
Ceremonial guom

Thanh gươm (劍)

Vietnamese for a ceremonial saber.
Antique Vietnamese saber

Vietnamese officer gươm

With staghorn grip finely carved with plum blossoms.
Vietnamese ceremonial guom logo

Very fine ceremonial gươm

An outstanding example with very fine silver and moth-of-pearl work.
Large Burmese dagger

Fine Burmese dha hmyaung

With intricately carved ivory hilt depicting a demon on a horse.
Vietnamese guom

Vietnamese officer's gươm

Of a late 19th century type with a silver-backed hardwood grip.
Fine Indian tegha logo

Indian teghá with fine hilt

With wide, pattern-welded blade.
Tegha logo

Teghá

A type of Indian saber with a broad blade.
Guom logo

Gươm (鎌)

The Vietnamese saber.
Guom truong

Gươm truòng (鎌長)

The Vietnamese two-handed saber.
Ceremonial guom truong

Ceremonial gươm truòng

Of an all-wooden construction, simulating a sheathed long saber.
Garin logo

Garin

Manchu for "saber guard".
Zhanmadao logo

Green Standard Army Zhanmadao

The Green Standard Army Zhanmadao was a large two-handed saber of the Qing dynasty.

Saber glossary logo

A saber glossary in Manchu

An overview of Manchu saber terminology.
Loho

Loho

Manchu word for saber.
Burmese double knives

Burmese double knives

A rare set of twin knives in a single scabbard.
Signed and dated Burmese dha

The Rundle dha of 1898

A signed and dated Burmese dha.
Ivory hilted dha logo

Ivory hilted dha

An earlier example with an iconographic hilt.
Zi Qín Jì

Zi Qín Jì (子勤記)

A Chinese sword maker's shop that was active during the Guangxu period (1875 - 1908).
Burmese sword carbine

Burmese sword carbine

A rare Burmese weapon combining a percussion carbine with a short sword.
Tip

Thuda

Sinhala for the point of a sword blade.
Edge

Agissa

Sinhala for the edge on a sword blade.
Groovy

Peeli

Sinhala for grooves on a blade. (Fullers).
blade

Isa

Sinhala for "blade".
Sinhalese sword blade

Kadu patha

Sinhala for blade.
Alluva

Alluva

Sinhala for side plates on a sword.
Sérapéṅdiya mūna

Sérapéṅdiya mūna

Sinhala for the head of a mythical bird. Often used as sword ornament.
Quillons

Vari sārkawa

Sinhala for the quillons on a Sinhalese sword.
Sinhalese knuckle guard

Ath häde

Sinhala for "knuckle guard".
Knuckle guard

Ath väsma

Sinhala term given by Deraniyagala for "knuckle guard".
Lion hilt

Siṃha mūnu mitta

Sinhala for "lion-faced hilt"
Mitta

Mitta

Sinhala for "hilt".
Gediya

Gediya

Sinhala for "pommel".
Simha logo

Siṃha

Sinhalese for "lion". The national symbol of the Sinhalese people.
Rusty saber

Dāo shàng xiù (刀上鏥)

Language: Mandarin Chinese
Source: Classical literature

Kasthane logo

Sinhalese kasthāné dated 1776

A very fine specimen, complete with ruby-set scabbard.
Spine logo

Dāo bèi (刀背)

Qing Chinese for the back of a blade.
Qing saber lanyard

Yāodāo xìzi (腰刀繫子)

Qing Chinese for saber lanyard.
daoqiao dishu

Dāoqiào dǐshù (刀鞘底束)

Qing Chinese for the two mounts on either end of a saber scabbard.
Saber suspension bar

Dāo shù liáng (刀束樑)

Language: Mandarin Chinese
Source: Classical literature

Yaodao logo

Yāodāo (腰刀)

Literally "waist saber", the standard military saber of the Qing.
Tang logo

Sǔn (榫)

Language: Mandarin Chinese
Source: Classical literature

Nick in a Chinese saber blade

Dāo rèn bēng (刀刃崩)

Qing Chinese for edge damage on a saber blade.
Chinese saber blade

Dāo rèn (刀刃)

Qing Chinese for saber edge / saber blade.
Simple chape

Dāo dǐ gū (刀底箍)

Qing Chinese for a saber scabbard endpiece.
Saber endpiece

Dāo dǐ yún (刀底雲)

Qing Chinese for a specific type of scabbard endpiece.
Endpiece

Dāo qiào dǐ shù (刀鞘底束)

Qing Chinese for saber scabbard endpiece.
Suspension bar

Dāo liáng (刀梁)

Qing Chinese for the suspension bar on a saber scabbard.
Suspension bar

Qiàoshàng shuāngyǎn shù (鞘上雙眼束)

Qing Chinese for the suspension bar on a scabbard.