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Early twistcore peidao logo

Early twistcore peidao

Of the early 17th century with high precision twist core forged blade.
Joseon byeolun-geom

Joseon byeolun-geom

A very fine Byeolun-Geom with lacquered hilt and scabbard, silver mounts, and Japanese blade.
Serrated talwar

Serrated edge talwar

With gold koftgari decorated hilt.
Malabar coast brass hilt talwar

South Indian brass hilted talwar

The hilt with remains of silver plating.
Early Indian talwar

Early Mughal talwar

It has a narrow but thick blade with an elegant curve and a raised backedge, all reminiscent of earlier steppe sabers.
Pattern welded talwar logo

Explosion pattern weld talwar

A Marwari talwar with an exceptional pattern welded blade.
Sikh talwar logo

Signed Sikh talwar, dated 1838

Of Punjabi make, inscribed inside the knuckle guard as being presented by Sukhu Singh in 1838.
Fine Kutch horse head shamshir

Fine Kutch horse head shamshir

The style typical of Kutch, the execution far above what is normally seen on work from that area.
Vietnamese dha logo

Vietnamese dha in early style

Wih fine embossed silver mounts and an unusual blade with spiked tip.
SE-asian-dha-musashi-namako-tsuba-logo

SE Asian dha with "Musashi tsuba"

In excavated condition, with copper alloy hilt.
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
Yunnan knives pair logo

Pair of fine Yunnan knives

Carrying Chinese silver marks on their scabbard mounts.
Southern Chinese saber marked H. Hunt 1876 logo

Chinese military saber marked 1876

Southern Chinese officer style saber with later inscription H.Hunt 1876.
Qing peidao with silver overlay logo

Silver overlaid pèidāo

A Qing officer saber with silver overlay on the blade.
Tipu mania child's talwar logo

Southern Indian child's talwar

With an inscription alluding to it having belonged to the son of Tipu Sultan.
Marwar talwar with dated hilt

Marwari talwar with 1857 dated hilt

The hilt is in the typical Marwari Rajput style, made by Ram Namar in 1857 A.D.
Deccan talwar of William Fraser logo

A Fraser talwar from the Deccan

Once belonging to William Fraser (1784-1835), a British civil servant.
18th century Indian talwar with Fraser provenance

A Fraser talwar, 18th century

Once belonging to William Fraser (1784-1835), a British civil servant.
Southeast Asian katana logo

Japanese inspired Asian sword

Inspired by uchigatana brought into Vietnam by Japanese refugees who settled along the coast.
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.
Plain dha with baldric logo

Plain dha with baldric

Nice plain dha as used in Yunnan, Burma, and northern Thailand. Complete with baldric.
A plain dha

A plain dha

Of a type likely produced by the Shan people and traded widely in the region.
Caucasian shashka dated 1919

Dagestani shashka dated 1912

A nice Caucasian shashka from Dagestan with a Russian imperial monogram.
Han Plain Red Banner saber

Han Plain Red Banner saber

Southern Chinese saber made for a soldier under the Plain Red Banner.
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.
Golden groove peidao logo

Qing peidao with gold grooves

With fine 18th century blade that combines many stylistic features.
Mindan dha logo

Dha with story of Maung Tin

Of the silver overlaid type made in Mindan, with an unusual story on the blade.
Indian talwar with 1693 dated blade logo

Talwar with 1693 dated blade

With later, elaborately chiseled hilt of very fine quality.
Cambodian long saber logo

Cambodian long saber

Sized like the Chinese changren dadao, yet the execution of the hilt is Cambodian.
Chinese demon head saber

Chinese demon head saber

Based on a Chinese military saber blade, with unusual horn demon hilt
Twistcore peidao logo

Qing twistcore peidao

A fine twistcore blade in standard pattern Qing military mounts.
Khasi dao

A Khasi dao

These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
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.
Dutch military m19898 saber in Sumatran hilt logo

Sumatran hilted Dutch saber

Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
Laos double swords logo

Flame backed double swords

With dramatically shaped blades and inlaid hilts.
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.
Kutch pattern welded Shamshir made for Benson

Kutch shamshir for Benson

Blade of Persian shamshir form, but of Indian make. Mounts in Kutch style gilt copper.
Marwar talwar presented to Mohta Bakhtawar Singh logo

Talwar of Mohta Bakhtawar Singh

A fine Marwari talwar presented to the Dewan (chief minister) of Bikaner in 1756 A.D.
Ottoman sword with twist-core blade

Ottoman Turkish ribbon sword

A remarkable example of bladesmithing with a 5 row twist-core pattern that meanders over the blade.
Afghan military saber logo

Afghan military saber

With an armory stamp dated Hijri 1326, corresponding to about 1908.
Qing military saber with Manchu label logo

The saber of Manchu Wu Songlu

A standard pattern Qing military saber, but with the rare addition of a label in Manchu.